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Trail Skywalk wins provincial parks award

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Trail Skywalk wins provincial parks award
Photo courtesy of City of Trail - The British Columbia city of Trail’s Columbia River Skywalk project took 14 months to build at a cost of $15.5 million.

TRAIL, B.C. – The City of Trail, B.C. recently announced it has received the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) 2018 Parks Excellence Award for the Columbia River Skywalk project.

The award was presented to Trisha Davison, the director of Trail Parks and Recreation, during a May 2 ceremony at the BCRPA Provincial Symposium, a media statement said.

The Columbia River Skywalk links the communities of East and West Trail and is one of the longest suspension bridges of its kind in North America at 1,000 feet landing to landing. The accessible 12-foot-wide walkway is accessed by two landscaped approaches featuring benches, information kiosks and viewing points. It is illuminated and intended for pedestrians, cyclists, scooters and others.

Bridge construction took 14 months at a cost of $15.5 million, making it the City of Trail’s largest capital project to date. The bridge officially opened on Dec. 15, 2016.

Commented Mayor Mike Martin in the statement, “The Skywalk project was a vision of many with a long history. To see it finally come to fruition in 2016 was a momentous occasion for Trail and our neighbouring communities. The bridge has become a welcoming landmark structure in our region that represents dedication, collaboration and the direction of our future.”

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