These are the first footbridges designed in aluminium for Parks Canada. Aluminium is a sustainable material that requires low maintenance. Eco-materials like aluminium are environmentally-friendly for their entire useful life-span and Quebec’s aluminium exceeds the industry’s environmental and ethical standards and has the lowest carbon footprint in the world. At 27 meters long, these footbridges are strong, light and operational year-round.
WSP firmly believes that using these materials will enhance the economic and environmental potential of footbridges in the future. The project reminds us of the canal’s heritage value while being designed for the future with the use of aluminium, an innovative and sustainable material.