Photo of MacKinnon Ravine pedestrian bridge replacement location

MacKinnon Ravine Pedestrian Bridge, located along 148 Street between Stony Plain Road and Summit Drive will be replaced. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2023.

Project Update - November 2022

The preliminary design has been completed. The replacement bridge will consist of a 4.2 m wide, three-span wood bridge with steel piers. The new bridge is designed to match the look and feel of the original bridge, and to align with current design standards and user needs, site constraints, minimizing environmental impacts and ensuring the replacement of the structure quickly and efficiently. 

Feedback from the community and stakeholders was considered in the design, including respecting the look and feel of the original bridge, ensuring the safety of all users year-round, and replacing the bridge as quickly as possible. 

The bridge will include an upgraded railing to ensure the safety of all users. The scope of the project also includes new lighting and restoration of the natural landscape. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2023. 

About the Project

Mackinnon Ravine Pedestrian Trestle Bridge connects pedestrians and cyclists to Stony Plain Road and Summit Drive and is an important link between the communities of Grovenor, Crestwood and the wider Edmonton River Valley trail system.

The MacKinnon Ravine Pedestrian Bridge was closed to the public in October 2021 due to concerns regarding the structure's capacity to hold snow removal equipment safely. The structure was demolished in February 2022. 

A replacement bridge will be constructed in the same location as the previous structure. The new bridge will be constructed to meet current standards and be designed to ensure year-round safety, security and comfort for all users. 
Planning and design for the new bridge is currently underway with construction anticipated to begin in 2023.

An easily accessible alternative path connecting Summit Drive to Stony Plain Road is located along 149 Street.