Terrace Trail Bridge


Project Name: Terrace Bridge, on the Terrace Trail over the Ribbon Creek
Location: Kananaskis Village, AB
Description: Installation of a 25 m long x 4.3 m wide steel truss bridge


The Terrace Trail provides a leisurely walking trail near the Kananaskis Village.  During the 2013 floods, the small wooden footbridge over Ribbon Creek at the east end of the trail was washed out and found about 1 km downstream, in the trees.  Alberta Parks put the bridge back and, several years later, procured Roseke Engineering Ltd. to design the new bridge in conjunction with a larger flood control project along Ribbon Creek.

The new bridge is a 25 m steel Warren-style truss that was built in 5 foot sections which were bolted together on site.  It is longer than the old wooden structure and is located about 3 m higher, atop a berm that was built along the north side of Ribbon Creek, hence the flood resiliency of the bridge (and stream) has been significantly improved.  Alberta Parks has received a bridge that will last 75 years and will not require significant maintenance during its lifetime.

The bridge is designed for maintenance vehicles as well as foot traffic.  The 10 foot wide deck allows most types of maintenance and snow removal vehicles to pass over the bridge, which was not possible before.

Bernie Roseke, P.Eng., PMP is the founder and president of Roseke Engineering Ltd.  He has 20 years experience in the design of rural bridges, culverts, and drainage structures, primarily for Counties, M.D.’s and Alberta Transportation.

Levi Ober, P.L.(Eng.) is our bridge manager and responsible for delivering bridge projects on time and budget.  He has 14 years experience in the assessment, design and construction supervision experience on County, M.D. and Alberta Transportation bridges.  He has designed every type of standard bridge and bridge sized culvert, and he is a class B bridge inspector.

Riley Johnson, T.T. is our junior bridge technologist.  He has assisted with design and performed construction supervision services on numerous bridge projects, and his enthusiasm for bridge work is very high.

Please call us at (403)942-6170. We would love to speak with you.