The Walterdale Bridge is named after early settler John Walter, who operated a ferry at this same crossing. Designed by the Edmonton office of DIALOG, the new Walterdale Bridge replaces the old structure built in 1912-13.
The new 755-foot bridge span features a signature arch structure, at more than 160 feet tall, which serves as a gateway to Edmonton’s downtown core. A shared-use path on the east side of the bridge invites walkers, runners and cyclists to get closer to the River Valley.
The design team incorporated Kebony Clear decking on the pedestrian bridge and bench seating around it.
“Kebony ties in with the natural river valley surroundings and softens the experience for pedestrians enjoying the bridge,” DIALOG landscape architectural technologist Sean Mahoney said.
This is the second major architectural project in Edmonton for which Kebony was specified; the 170 stairs of the widely lauded Edmonton Funicular, completed in late 2017, were made with Kebony wood also.