What a year it’s been! Hit by a global pandemic while the provincial economy was still reeling from low oil prices meant 2020 didn’t quite play out as anyone had imagined. But, despite the challenges of COVID-19, CMLC made significant progress on all the work we had lined up for the year. We saw ma
9th Avenue SE Bridge Replacement
A modern and versatile link between Inglewood and the Rivers District
City replaces century-old bridge across Elbow River with CMLC funding support.
Rivers District connectivity gets another big boost
In 2022, The City of Calgary completed construction of a new bridge across the Elbow River at 9th Avenue SE—a much-needed replacement for its 110-year-old predecessor. CMLC funded $12 million of the $25.1-million project cost. With a design inspired by the original structure, the new bridge provides improved flood resiliency, lower maintenance costs and enhanced active transportation connections.
Built for durability and resiliency
Designed for improved flood resiliency and lower maintenance costs, the new bridge has a projected lifespan of 100 years.
Enhanced cycling and pedestrian connections
New pathways on the north and south sides of the bridge connect East Village to Inglewood and to the neighbouring river pathways.
A trestle design to honour the past
The design honours the original trestle bridge into Inglewood—commemoration pieces from that bridge have been installed in Sculpture Park.
Broke ground June 2019 – Completed June 2022
- WSP EngineeringDesign Consultant
- PCL ConstructionConstruction Manager
CMLC has been enthusiastically shepherding exciting city-building and placemaking projects in east Calgary for more than a dozen years now. Our achievements to date in East Village, east Victoria Park and beyond have emboldened and inspired us to sustain that momentum through 2020 and onward.