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Elevating Steel at Calgary’s Westbrook Pedestrian Bridge
Advantage Steel | Summer 2022
Geoff Kallweit, BSc, P.Eng. | Associate
Completed in 2019, the Westbrook Pedestrian Bridge was built to replace an existing bridge as part of Calgary’s Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP), which envisions a safer and more walkable neighbourhood surrounding the Westbrook LRT Station. It was erected by general contractor Graham Construction based on designs by RJC Engineers.
“We blurred the line between the span and the support and integrated those elements aesthetically so that one flows into the other,” says Geoff Kallweit, Associate with RJC Engineers. “The result is that it doesn’t look like a steel span perched on a concrete base, but more like the span and the base flow into one another.”