Terwillegar Park Bridge
This bridge is the principal connection and final component that connects Terwillegar Park and the River Valley Trail System. Spanning 262m, the Terwillegar Park Bridge is the first multi-span stressed ribbon bridge structure in Canada and the northernmost bridge of its kind in the world. The slender undulating structure plays upon the larger valley topography and accentuates the pedestrian experience.
Donald MacDonald Architects collaborated with the Stantec engineering team to develop all of the bridge details and special elements including the canopies at the two bridge overlooks. Drawing from his experience and passion for the great diversity of bird species along the Northern Saskatchewan, Don envisioned the bridge’s split canopies as expressive elements that resemble bird wings. Their form collects water that is then dramatically dropped at the peak’s flat edge of the overlook to create a waterfall effect.