New Walterdale Bridge

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New Walterdale Bridge
Walter Dale Bridge - Edmonton (37146149622).jpg
Walterdale Bridge
Coordinates 53°31′43.5″N 113°30′08″W / 53.528750°N 113.50222°W / 53.528750; -113.50222Coordinates: 53°31′43.5″N 113°30′08″W / 53.528750°N 113.50222°W / 53.528750; -113.50222
Carries 105 Street northbound, pedestrian walkways
Crosses North Saskatchewan River
Locale Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Official name Walterdale Bridge
Maintained by City of Edmonton
Characteristics
Total length 230 metres (750 ft)[1]
History
Opened 2017
New Walterdale Bridge is located in Edmonton
New Walterdale Bridge
New Walterdale Bridge
Location in Edmonton

The New Walterdale Bridge is a suspension bridge across the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It replaced the now removed (Old) Walterdale Bridge in 2017. The new bridge has three lanes for northbound vehicular traffic and improved pedestrian and cyclist crossings.

Construction (2013–2018)[edit]

Construction began on a replacement bridge in early 2013 and was scheduled to be completed in late 2015. After delays the first two lanes of the bridge were opened on September 18, 2017. The contractor faced over $10 million in penalties for the delay. The old bridge was demolished and removed. Roadway and trail links north and south of the bridge were partially complete as of 19 September 2017,[2] and the pedestrian access and third lane opened on September 29, 2017.[3] One worker died during the construction of the bridge.[4]

The new bridge is located east of the original bridge, and is supported by concrete thrust blocks on the banks of the river, eliminating the need for piers. The arches are 56 metres (184 ft) tall.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walterdale Bridge - The archway. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  2. ^ Parrish, Julia (September 18, 2017). "Walterdale Bridge contractor could pay up to $12M in fines for delays: City". CTV News Edmonton. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Kornik, Slav (September 29, 2017). "Edmonton pedestrians can now use new Walterdale Bridge". Global News. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Worker dies after accident at Walterdale Bridge construction site. Retrieved on 10 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Walterdale Bridge Features :: City of Edmonton". City of Edmonton. Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2015.

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Preceded by
High Level Bridge
Bridge across the
North Saskatchewan River
Succeeded by
James MacDonald Bridge
Road bridge across the
North Saskatchewan River