Pioneer Pedestrian Bridge
City of Surrey
Surrey, British Columbia
Marrying function with aesthetics, the Pioneer Pedestrian Bridge is a structurally expressive single-span steel-arch bridge that provides an elegant contribution to the built environment. Spanning Highway 99—the primary thoroughfare between Vancouver and the United States—the bridge acts as a prominent gateway, eliminates a key missing link in the Pioneer Greenway, and connects communities and amenities together.
The design of the 3-metre-wide, 73-metre-long bridge utilizes the gentle slope of the site’s natural topography and includes careful detailing to create a light and elegant appearance. It also includes a nighttime LED lighting component that gradually changes colour over 10-minute intervals, as well as variable light shows that depend on the season and special dates. In addition to providing a safe and welcoming quality, the lighting creates a dynamic statement that furthers the City of Surrey’s image as a progressive leader in public art.