A SCENIC WONDER
Blakiston Falls Pedestrian Bridge, Waterton Lakes National Park
Our team was happy to play a key role in the transformation of the Blakiston Falls pedestrian bridge in beautiful Waterton Lakes National Park. Replacing an outdated wood structure platform paved the way for a safer and more expansive visitor experience. There were a number of engineering challenges required to complete the project, including rock anchors drilled deep into multiple layers of the mountainside, reinforced vertical rock faces and steel pile caps firmly embedded into the bedrock. With powder-coated channel and beam components, hot-dipped galvanized steel bar grating and stainless steel handrails, the new platforms now offer both durability and aesthetics well-suited to the natural environment. Other intricate details and challenges include custom guardrails adorned with the Parks Canada logo to the use of a helicopter for efficient transportation of equipment, materials and pre-built platform modules. The completed 150-foot-long custom boardwalk, supported by drilled piles and steel pile caps, provides a stunning scenic pathway for nature enthusiasts from locals to international travellers.