The Wellington Bridge, located on 102 Avenue between Churchill Crescent and Wellington Crescent, will be replaced.
Project Update - September 2020
Geotechnical drilling will occur at both ends of the bridge and on the trail below the bridge in September/October 2020. This drilling will provide information required for the design of the bridge foundations.
The trail will be temporarily closed for the geotechnical drilling. Signage will be posted on the trail.
The Wellington Bridge, located on 102 Avenue between Churchill Crescent and Wellington Crescent, has been slated for replacement as it is reaching the end of its service life. The preliminary design for this bridge has started and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2021. Detailed design will follow and construction will be completed in coordination with Valley Line West LRT construction on Stony Plain Road. Construction is anticipated to start between 2025 and 2028.
About the Bridge
The Wellington Bridge was originally constructed in 1932 and serves as an arterial roadway with four lanes of traffic (two lanes in each direction), and a sidewalk on each side of the bridge. It is a major link between Edmonton’s city centre and communities to the west. The bridge crosses Ramsey Ravine which features a shared pathway connecting the community of Glenora to the river valley. The bridge is also part of West Central Bike Routes’ 102 Avenue shared-use pathway (SUP).
As the bridge is listed in the Register of Historic Resources in Edmonton and Alberta Historic Resources Management Branch, the project team will consider incorporating 2 of its existing historic features, the concrete railings and concrete arches, into the bridge design to be reused on the new bridge, or reinterpreted in the new design.