Bow Trail S.W. closures planned for the weekend

The old (existing) bridge will be permanently closed to pedestrian traffic at 9:00 pm on Friday, December 6th. Demolition of the old bridge is scheduled to begin at that time.

  • Starting at 9 p.m. on December 6, Bow Trail S.W. will be closed between 33rd and 37th Streets S.W. and traffic will be detoured to 17 Avenue S.W. through 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 7th. In addition, Balsam Drive will be closed to thru traffic during the demolition work.
  • Various lane closures will continue on Bow Trail through Saturday, December 7 until 5 p.m. Additional demolition work on the east ramp will require traffic restrictions on Balsam Drive only on Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10.

“This work will create construction noise and dust in the area and is expected to result in travel delays on local roads – please plan accordingly,” says Dwain Babiak, Senior Structural Engineer with The City of Calgary. “Pedestrians using pathways in the area should follow marked detours and be aware of construction activities and the movement of construction equipment and trucks during performance of the work.”

The new bridge is expected to open to the public before 7:00 am on Monday, December 9th. Some portions of the bridge (east stair) may remain closed until final work is completed and bridge users should heed barricades restricting access to these areas.

We thank residents in the area, and commuters travelling through the area for their patience and understanding during this phase of construction. This work is weather dependent, and may be rescheduled on short notice. Visit and search ‘Westbrook Pedestrian Bridge’ for more information on the project.