Edmonton Funicular construction moving forward
The $24-million project is set to be completed next fall, but project manager Nat Alampy said it could take two to four extra months to get it up and running.
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The new funicular designed to open access to the river valley for more Edmontonians is on time and budget.
City officials gave an update Thursday on the mechanized river valley access project — their name for the funicular, bridge and elevator system that will take people from the Hotel MacDonald, virtually to the river’s edge.
The $24-million project is set to be completed next fall, but project manager Nat
“We want to make sure that the commissioning of the machinery and the training of staff is done properly,” he said.
“It’s been quite a challenge to build a unique project on such a steep slope, close to the downtown core, but it’s a challenge the project team
The city also unveiled the piece of public art that will accompany the project.
The piece “Turbulent,” by artist Jill Anholt, incorporates benches planned for the site, but instead of standard benches uses blue steel pieces.
Public art director Katherine Kerr, with the Edmonton Arts Council, said they felt the piece worked for the project.
“We wanted to have artwork that could have