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High Level Bridge to be studied for possible modifications

Modifications could include widening the sidewalks on the lower deck, or adding two LRT tracks and two 4.2-metre wide paths on the upper deck

A lot of groups and people have a stake in the future of the High Level Bridge.

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A lot of groups and people have a stake in the future of the High Level Bridge.

Edmonton is looking for a consultant to examine potential options to modify the High Level bridge, which sees large numbers of cars and pedestrians cross daily.

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The consultant, which will be hired by the city, will be tasked with doing a structural feasibility assessment of the bridge and will provide concepts for potential modifications.

The modifications could include widening the sidewalks on the lower deck, adding two LRT tracks and two 4.2-metre wide paths on the upper deck, or combining both of those scenarios.

Cyclists have said the current shared-use path is too narrow ever since the city installed suicide prevention barriers.

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