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Galbraith pedestrian bridge replacement starting next week

September 9, 2016 11:20 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Galbraith pedestrian bridge, which crosses the Waskasoo Creek close to the Red Deer River in Galbraith Park, will be closed starting Wednesday for replacement.

Crews will be onsite to remove the existing bridge and will be replacing it with a new structure to increase its structural condition and ensure its continued safety. The new structure will be built using materials that will ensure the bridge has a long life span, and design changes will be minimal.

Work will begin on Wednesday, September 14 and is expected to be completed in two months. Detour routes will be clearly marked and will include crossing Waskasoo Creek by the main road on 55 Street, by 48A Avenue or by a second pedestrian bridge located between 45 Avenue and 52 Street in Coronation Park. For more information, see Galbraith Detour Map 2016 (pdf) .

Galbraith Park is one of three small parks along Waskasoo Creek to the south east of downtown, off Waskasoo Crescent. The pedestrian bridge takes path users across the Waskasoo Creek near where the creek enters the Red Deer River and connects to the pathway from Kerry Wood Nature Centre.

Residents are reminded to obey posted signage and remain a safe distance away from the area during the construction.

For more information, contact:

John Eastwood
Parks Amenities Supervisor
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8189

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

 

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