Tynehead Pedestrian Bridge
City of Surrey
Surrey, British Columbia
In 2009, the City of Surrey commissioned us to design a pedestrian overpass to connect the city’s six kilometres of green network of parks and trails, creating a healthier and more sustainable community by encouraging physical activity and providing an alternative to driving that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
The new overpass connects two major recreational nodes in Surrey—the Tynehead Regional Park south of Highway 1 and the Surrey Bend Regional Park north of the highway—and services the Fraser Heights neighbourhood at 168th Street.
The 120-metre-long overpass consists of pre-fabricated Warren-type trusses that include three Hollow Structural Steel truss spans. The bridge also incorporates a lighting feature as a public art component that creates a significant landmark along Highway 1 and furthers the city’s image as a progressive leader in public art.
The $5.5 million overpass is funded by a cost-sharing agreement between the City of Surrey, the Province of British Columbia, and the federal government’s Building Canada Fund.