Fort Edmonton Footbridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Fort Edmonton Footbridge
Fort Edmonton Foot Bridge (26404223551).jpg
Coordinates53°29′43″N 113°35′26″W / 53.49528°N 113.59056°W / 53.49528; -113.59056Coordinates: 53°29′43″N 113°35′26″W / 53.49528°N 113.59056°W / 53.49528; -113.59056
CarriesPedestrians and bicycles
CrossesNorth Saskatchewan River
LocaleEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Official nameFort Edmonton Footbridge
Maintained byCity of Edmonton
DesignSuspension bridge
Total length246 m (807 ft)
Width5 m (16 ft)
Longest span138 m (453 ft)[1]
No. of spans3
Piers in water2
DesignerHFKS Architects
Engineering design byCH2M HILL
Construction startAugust 2008
Construction endNovember 2010
OpenedJune 18, 2011
Fort Edmonton Footbridge is located in Edmonton
Fort Edmonton Footbridge
Fort Edmonton Footbridge
Location in Edmonton

The Fort Edmonton Footbridge is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Led by CH2M HILL and designed by HFKS Architects, it is the city's first suspension bridge.[2][3][4] The bridge is located southwest of Fort Edmonton Park and connects to the existing multi-use trail system with the new park land on the west side of the river. It officially opened on June 18, 2011.[5]


  1. ^ Flakstad, Nordahl (October 12, 2010). "Fort Edmonton footbridge is rare sight in Prairies". Canadian Consulting Engineer. Business Information Group. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  2. ^ Staples, David (August 17, 2011). "Beautiful bridge for a smart city". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "Fort Edmonton Park footbridge now open". CBC News. November 17, 2010. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Herzog, Lawrence (October 7, 2010). "Edmonton's new suspension bridge". Real Estate Weekly. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  5. ^ "Fort Edmonton Footbridge Project". City of Edmonton. Archived from the original on May 2, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2012.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Terwillegar Park Footbridge
Bridge across the
North Saskatchewan River
Succeeded by
Quesnell Bridge