August 11, 2014 9:17 am

New pedestrian bridge opens over the Elbow River

CALGARY – After months of construction a bridge connecting the East Village with the communities of Inglewood and Ramsay officially opens on Tuesday.

The Elbow River Traverse is approximately 63 meters long, and connects the west bank of the Elbow River at Fort Calgary to the east bank in Inglewood.

The bridge unofficially opened to pedestrians and cyclists over the weekend.

The Elbow River Traverse costs $3 million, which the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation says will be paid for by tax revenues raised by the redevelopment of the East Village.

It’s anticipated it will accommodate 800 to 1,000 pedestrians and cyclists per day.

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