Here is an update that the City has provided about the new bridge in Inglewood and the Jack Long Park.
9 Avenue S.E. Bridge Taking Shape
The 9 Avenue S.E. bridge replacement project achieved a major milestone in December 2021, with the main arches now installed and work progressing on the installation of bolts and hanger rods to secure the structure.
Construction will continue through the winter, with installation of all steel components expected to wrap by the end of 2021.
Starting in the new year, work will shift to completing concrete and asphalt work on the bridge deck to prepare for opening to vehicle traffic in early 2022, weather dependent.
Jack Long Park Redevelopment Update
With only a few minor tasks remaining, Jack Long Park is anticipated to open to the public by early 2022. The park, located directly west of the Alexandra Centre in Inglewood, has been undergoing redevelopment to improve the community green space. A small area will remain fenced off until the spring to ensure the grass has time to establish. An official park opening event is expected to take place in 2022.
Construction to redevelop Jack Long Park began in October 2018 and was briefly suspended in the summer of 2019 with the discovery of historic artifacts within the site. An archeological assessment of the site was completed in the fall of 2019, and construction resumed in spring 2020. In summer 2020, The City sought input from local community members on one of the park’s design features—new custom bike
racks. The preferred design, along with a What We Heard, What We Did Report is available to the public at engage.calgary.ca/jack-long-park