Walterdale Bridge replacement project
After more than 100 years, the Walterdale Bridge has reached the end of its service life and needs to be replaced. Construction on the new $155 million replacement project began in 2013. The new bridge will feature three northbound traffic lanes and enhanced pedestrian and cyclist crossings. Roadway and trail links north and south of the river will also be enhanced.
This signature bridge will be the first of its kind in Edmonton, with two 56 m tall arches spanning the river just east of the current bridge. The new bridge arches will be supported by thrust blocks on both river banks, eliminating permanent in-river piers.