Walterdale Bridge makes bright new connections in Edmonton’s river valley
Walterdale Bridge, the newest addition to Edmonton’s city skyline, is now connecting even more people across the North Saskatchewan River.
The newly open shared-use path on the east side of the bridge invites walkers, runners, cyclists, stroller pushers, wheelchair access (you name it!) to get even closer to the River Valley. The shared use path is a smaller bridge beside the traffic bridge, sharing one of the signature arches for support.
It’s a beautiful place to gather–the entrances are wide and inviting, and the west edge of the path has built-in benches with a higher back, designed to block some prevailing wind and traffic noise for pedestrians. When it’s complete, Walterdale Bridge will integrate the new shared-use path into Edmonton’s extensive river valley trail system.
The bridge is also looking much brighter! The tasteful night time lighting of the arches announces downtown, just as the bridge does during the day. The arches can be programmed with coloured lights for special occasion (picture red and white on Canada Day!) but the plan is to keep them as brilliant white beacons most of the time.
This is sure a beautiful landmark (and backdrop) for all Edmontonians!
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