If you have been visiting Nose Creek Park lately, you have probably noticed three bridges are closed down and nobody is allowed to cross them, here is why.

The city is building three brand-new bridges, which will be completed in late September. 

Ryan Couillard, a Project Manager with the City of Airdrie explained that the existing bridges will be removed.

"They're actually very close to the end of their life. So, this is just a lifecycle replacement project."

Eventually, pending council approval, all bridges in Nose Creek Park will be replaced. According to Couillard, they are upgrading three bridges this year; two in 2024, two in 2025 and the 8th and final bridge in 2026. 

Here is what Nose Creek Park looks like with the bridges being closed:

BridgesPhoto of a map on one of the fences in Nose Creek Park.

"Each bridge construction cost is around half a million dollars. There's some contingency money in there as well. Then there's also the design and consulting costs that go on top of that."

As seen in the photo above, the city has provided an alternative route for those who usually walk on the bridges which is taking Main Street.

"We're still on track for September 29. We may push into the first week or the first 10 days of October. With that being said, the opening of the bridges will be staggered."

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