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Construction on the Duggan Bridge replacement is anticipated to start in late 2020.

Project Update - October 2020

Tree clearing and pruning along Saskatchewan Drive started on Monday October 19, 2020 to prepare for the new, wider bridge. This will also allow for a wider shared-use path on the north side of the new bridge.

Once construction has been completed, the site will be restored to match the surrounding natural areas of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. After the existing vegetation has been removed, the existing soils will be stripped off and stored during construction. These soils will be placed back on the site and a carefully selected mixture of trees and shrubs will be planted to re-establish the native vegetation and help to stabilize the soils at the site.

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Project History

Duggan Bridge is located on Saskatchewan Drive between 106 and 107 Streets. It is a single 54 metre span concrete arch (circa 1958) that carries 2 lanes of traffic and sidewalks on both sides over Fort Hill Road.

Previous rehabilitation work was completed in 1997, 2000, 2006 and 2018 to ensure the bridge was safe for all users. A bridge condition assessment was undertaken in 2018 which recommended that the bridge be replaced before 2023.

Bridge Design

The current scope of engineering work includes the design and construction for the replacement of the Duggan Bridge, and the road rehabilitation of Saskatchewan Drive from 106 Street to 107 Street. The detailed design of the bridge and road will be completed in fall 2020.

The new bridge will be a single span with steel girders supporting a concrete deck. The bridge will carry the same 2 lanes of traffic with a sidewalk to the south. The sidewalk on the north will be changed to a 4.2 metre wide shared-use path. A pedestrian lookout will be constructed as part of the bridge. 

Bridge Construction

Construction is anticipated to start in late 2020. The pedestrian and vehicular connections along Saskatchewan Drive will be affected during construction. Bridge and road closures, including trails and sidewalks on both Saskatchewan Drive and Fort Hill Road, are expected.

Some boulevard trees near the bridge and native vegetation below the bridge will be removed for construction. The native vegetation will be replaced. Boulevard tree replacements may be affected by new below ground services.

For More Information

Jim Murray

Telephone

780-944-7667

Email Jim.Murray@edmonton.ca

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