HFKS Architects Inc.


Fort Edmonton Footbridge

The three-span suspension bridge is a major trail crossing of the North Saskatchewan River, located upstream of its namesake, Fort Edmonton Park. It's one of the few suspension bridges in Alberta.

The two piers, constructed with concrete filled steel tower legs, hold the main suspension cables above the river and ensuring minimal environmental disruption.
Distinct, canopy-covered belvederes cantilevered from the deck at both of the in-river towers, with matching plazas at the bridge entrances, provide viewing locations and resting places for trail users.

Widely published and winner of numerous accolades including the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Award of Excellence, & Consulting Engineers of Alberta, Community Development Award. Listed as one of Canada’s Top 100 projects in 2011.

Fort Edmonton Footbridge