Grand River Pedestrian Bridge
T.K. Justin Ng, Joshua MacDonald
City of Cambridge
The Ventin Group
In 2015, T.K. Justin Ng and Joshua Macdonald won first place for the Grand River Pedestrian Bridge Design Competition and had the opportunity to work with Ventin Group to develop the design.
The pedestrian bridge will link the east and west sides of the Grand River, providing a car-free option for pedestrians and cyclists to cross over the river. The bridge will provide a connection between the future Gaslight District, the Dunfield Theatre and the University of Waterloo School of Architecture on the east side, with the Galt Little Theatre, new digital library and other downtown amenities on the west side of the river.
The bridge’s foundations will be behind the existing floodwalls and will use the existing pier in the river. Pre-engineered, the bridge will be installed in two sections from the shore and will be 102 metres in length.
The design of the Grand River Pedestrian Bridge both respect the history of Galt and yearn for the future of the city. The proposal carefully makes use of material and lighting to create a new bridge that lightly touches over the Grand River.