The city is moving ahead with a pedestrian bridge to Mac Island.
It’s issued a request for proposals for the project, inviting companies to submit designs for a path over the Snye.
It wants the bridge to help spur downtown development, and also provide a new route for emergency vehicles to the island.
It’s expected that the bridge will also act as a link between new downtown parking and major events on the island after Shell Place is built.
The RFP says the bridge should have a 75-year design life; it also reveals that it expects the new Civic Centre, performing arts centre, and hotel and conference centre to be near the bridge.
The city wants the bridge finished in time for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games.
The RFP closes on May 28th, and the city expects to select the winning bid on June 12th.
April 25, 2013