BEC / MAY / 2024

The new Edmonton Smith Crossing Pedestrian Bridge makes Edmonton’s natural beauty accessible to Edmontonians. Located over the river valley system in the city’s beautiful MacTaggart and Larch Sanctuaries, the new bridge, which opened in late 2023, replaced the original structure built in 1914 and then repurposed as a pedestrian bridge in 1961 for those who wish to walk, bike, and roll across the area. In 1996 the bridge was named “Smith Crossing” to commemorate Robert and Elizabeth Smith and their family who were early settlers in the Rabbit Hill area. It faithfully served the surrounding communities, providing access to the MacTaggart and Larch Sanctuaries. The structure was replaced by a new bridge in 2023. 51 MAY 2024 | BUSINESS ELITE CANADA