The Bridges are installed but closed for the winter.
Comments from Linda Strong-Watson, Executive Director, Alberta TrailNet:
"The County's approval of the bridge development permit was conditional on the bridges remaining closed until the trail development permit has been issued and the trail developed to the standards specified in the trail development permit. Key to this requirement is the concern for public safety and the implementation of trail management and operations plans (including signage and access controls). Alberta TrailNet will be applying for a development permit for the trail in late winter and expects trail development to proceed and be complete in summer 2020."
Public support and respect of the County bridge closure condition is appreciated. We are all
looking forward to when the trail has been developed and officially opens to public access."
The bridges and culvert have been installed and look amazing! The Rosebud River and Crossfield Creek bridge installations were complex and critical to complete the trail. Spanning over 160 ft and 120ft respectively the bridges traveled from Ontario and were installed in the week of Nov 25th 2019.
Congratulations to the contractor who completed this flawlessly and on time. Also a big congrats to Alberta Trailnet who led this construction initiative!
See our pictures tab for updated images including drone footage.
Next tasks will be the crushed aggregate layer and signage in the spring of 2020. We will keep you posted on our progress and the grand opening ceremony! Happy Trails!