Thursday morning, The City of Calgary celebrated the opening of the Heritage Station Pedestrian Bridge walkway with a public event to thank the project team, area residents and business owners.
The double arch pedestrian bridge began construction in June 2013. It crosses over the CP Rail tracks and the Heritage LRT tracks in the community of Haysboro. The bridge allows for a more direct connection to the Heritage LRT station and improves connectivity for multiple modes of transportation.
“Pedestrian bridges build connections,” said Transportation Infrastructure Director Michael Thompson. “And opening access to this bridge before the Calgary Stampede parade day allows Calgarians to connect to transit and regional pathways in a safer, easier way in time to enjoy the festivities.”
Councillor Brian Pincott, whose Ward 11 the bridge resides in, is happy the results reflect the feedback received from the community.
“This has been a lingering missing link in the community for a long time. This bridge is a great addition for Haysboro and elegantly connects residents of the area to each other and their services.”
City Council approved the design and construction of the project in October 2011. The overall budget for this project was $6.5 million and cost was shared with the area developer.