The City of Calgary began bridge rehabilitation on the Crowchild Trail bridge over Bow River on April 1, 2016. This year's work is expected to continue until October 30, 2016.
The bridge rehabilitation work will span over the next three years, beginning in April 2016 and run until 2018.
In 2016, the majority of the work on the bridge is limited to the underside of the bridge only. Bridge bearing plates are being replaced as they have reached the end of their life cycle.
The work will be conducted in three phases:
- The first stage will be the erection of the bird netting starting April 1 to April 10.
- The second stage will be the substructure concrete repair work.
- The third stage will be the bridge bearing plate replacement.
Traffic pattern changes
Both eastbound and westbound lanes will have single-lane closures between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. These closures will not occur every night.
There will be some pedestrian impacts and temporary delays/marshalling so the public can still use the pedestrian bridge.
The City would like to thank Calgarians for their patience and cooperation while we perform this bridge rehabilitation.