Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bridge Construction

Construction continues apace on the bridges connecting downtown to the west side of the river. This shot shows the Athabasca River Bridge which opened last year, the biggest bridge in Aberta in terms of road deck. Behind the bridge, and not clearly visible, are the two other bridges, the Steinhauer and the McEwan bridge, undergoing some extensive rehab.

The McEwan bridge, which had its distinctive trestles pulled down earlier this spring, is being lower so that it will hook under the other two bridges and lead to the new underpass below, leading to a more direct route for those heading downtown.
Completion is due in 2014.  Between the bridges, highway re-alignments and the Thickwood and Timberlea overpasses, there's been on-going construction ever since I moved here.  It will be strange, but also greatly welcomed once it is all completed.

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