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Terwillegar Park Footbridge
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Coordinates 53°28′52″N 113°35′53″W / 53.48111°N 113.59806°W / 53.48111; -113.59806Coordinates: 53°28′52″N 113°35′53″W / 53.48111°N 113.59806°W / 53.48111; -113.59806
Carries Pedestrians and bicycles
Crosses North Saskatchewan River
Locale Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Official name Terwillegar Park Footbridge
Maintained by City of Edmonton
Characteristics
Design Stressed ribbon bridge
Material Concrete
Total length 262 m (860 ft)
Number of spans 3
Piers in water 2
History
Designer Stantec
Construction begin August 2014
Opened October 21, 2016

The Terwillegar Park Footbridge is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. At 262 metres (860 feet) in length, it is the longest stressed ribbon bridge in Canada and second longest in the world after the David Kreitzer Lake Hodges Bicycle Pedestrian Bridge in Escondido, California, United States. The bridge is a first for the city and was built to connect Terwillegar Park in the southern side with Oleskiw River Valley Park on the north side of the river. It opened to the public on October 21, 2016.

Design

The surface of the bridge consists of 86 precast deck panels, each being approximately 2.64 metres long and 5.3 metres wide. The panels are held by 162 individual steel cables that are anchored on each side of the bridge. The bridge cost $24.5 million CAD.

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