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Shaganappi Trail Pedestrian Overpass

Shaganappi Trail Pedestrian Overpass

Safer passage for pedestrians between Brentwood and Dalhousie

City of Calgary | Canada | 2012-2015

$5 million construction cost

Safe, efficient, aesthetically pleasing and sustainable

Challenges

  • To prevent jaywalking and improve pedestrian safety, the City of Calgary identified the need to construct a new pedestrian bridge over the Shaganappi Trail.
  • Structural ramps were constructed on both the east and west sides of the trail to facilitate access to the bridge from the city’s existing multiuse pathway network.
  • Construction of the bridge over several lanes of live traffic on Shaganappi Trail (a major east-west corridor in the city) was challenging.

Solutions

  • A steel network arch was constructed with a 56 metre clear span over the Shaganappi Trail.
  • The new structure spans the existing 6-lane roadway and allows for the future widening of the Shaganappi Trail by four additional lanes.
  • It provides a safe and efficient link between the business/residential communities of Brentwood and Dalhousie.

Highlights

  • An efficient and aesthetically pleasing structure was delivered that provides safe passage of pedestrians and cyclists over the Shaganappi Trail.
  • Hatch was the prime consultant, responsible for project management, complete design of the bridge, landscape architecture, and contract administration during construction.

Project numbers

  • $5 million construction cost
  • 56 metre, clear-span, steel-network arch constructed

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