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Reconciliation Bridge rehabilitation

Project update

Traffic impacts

There will be both vehicular and pedestrian traffic impacts during the rehabilitation work starting in June 2018. Work is planned to be done in stages with one traffic lane and one sidewalk closed at a time throughout the project.

Project Timeline

  • Project start: June 2018
  • Project completion: June 2019

Project overview

The Reconciliation Bridge, which spans over the Bow River between 4 Avenue and Memorial Drive, will undergo repair and rehabilitation work in 2018-19. The steel truss bridge was built in 1910 to carry electric street cars across the Bow River. Currently the bridge carries two one-way traffic lanes and is a major access to the downtown core.

Project scope

The scope of this project includes:

  • Replacing the east sidewalk and railing with a wider 2.50m sidewalk
  • Replace the west bridge sidewalk and railing with a 1.88m sidewalk
  • Structural repairs to the deck, approach slab and abutment
  • Replacement of expansion joints
  • Paving the bridge with new asphalt
  • Painting the bottom 3m of bridge truss that has been exposed to salt laden splash


The budget for the rehabilitation work on the Reconciliation Bridge has been set at $3.5 million.


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