Rendering of the Edmonton - Strathcona County Footbridge

This footbridge will link Edmonton to Strathcona County and connect to the trail systems within the North Saskatchewan River Valley.

Project Update - May 2023

The new footbridge is being constructed to cross the North Saskatchewan River, linking the City of Edmonton (167 Avenue) with Strathcona County (Township Road 540). This footbridge will improve access and connectivity, leading toward a continuous multi-use trail system in the North Saskatchewan River Valley.

Closures of the area will begin in June as pre-construction activities are underway. 

During construction, the shared-use path that runs parallel to the North Saskatchewan River will be temporarily closed near the Quarry Golf Course with no access through to 167 Avenue northeast. Trail users can still access the trail starting at 17 Street northeast until the dead-end. Please see map below for more information.

Construction Bulletin - May 2023

Project Overview

The new footbridge over the North Saskatchewan River will include shared pathway connections and supporting open space/recreational upgrades on both sides of the river. 

The design includes: 

  • A gathering area at each end of the footbridge.
  • Shared pathways from the bridge to the existing trail system.
  • Two viewing lookout areas. The canopies that were shown in the preliminary design are no longer included in the bridge to keep the project within budget.