Dudley B. Menzies Bridge

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Dudley B. Menzies Bridge
2007-09-13 Dudley Menzies Bridge 025 Compressed.jpg
Coordinates 53°31′50″N 113°30′44″W / 53.530574°N 113.512098°W / 53.530574; -113.512098Coordinates: 53°31′50″N 113°30′44″W / 53.530574°N 113.512098°W / 53.530574; -113.512098
Carries Two tracks of the Edmonton LRT; public walkway supported beneath the bridge
Crosses North Saskatchewan River
Locale Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Official name Dudley B. Menzies Bridge
Characteristics
Width 10 m (33 ft)
Longest span 530 m (1,740 ft)
History
Construction cost $13.3 million[1]
Opened August 1992

The Dudley B. Menzies Bridge is a dedicated LRT bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Named after Edmonton engineer and politician Dudley Blair Menzies, the bridge was the "first concrete segmental box girder bridge in Western Canada".[2] The main deck carries two tracks of the LRT system connecting Grandin (Government Centre) Station and the University Station. A walkway for pedestrians and bicycles hangs beneath the main spans of the bridge over the river.

The American Concrete Institute recognized the joint venture company that built the Dudley B. Menzies Bridge with an Award of Excellence for Design and Construction in Concrete.[2]

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  1. ^ Herzog, Lawrence (December 18, 2003). "The LRT at 25". Edmonton Real Estate Weekly. Archived from the original on March 8, 2005. 
  2. ^ a b "Dudley Menzies Bridge - Light Rail Transit Bridge Over The North Saskatchewan River". PCL. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 

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Preceded by
Rocky Mountain House
Railway Bridge
Rail bridge across the
North Saskatchewan River
Succeeded by
High Level Bridge
Preceded by
Groat Bridge
Bridge across the
North Saskatchewan River