A new iconic landmark for Cambridge

The new pedestrian bridge in downtown Galt officially opened to the public on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The new bridge provides pedestrian access across the Grand River between Founder's Point on the east and the Cambridge Sculpture Garden on the west. 

As part of the "Back to the Rivers" vision for Cambridge, the new bridge increases connectivity to the river-scape and improves pedestrian and cycling connections within downtown Cambridge. Connecting to the Grand Trunk Trail, the bridge offers walkers and cyclers a no-vehicle alternative along the route. With cycling ramps along the stairs at the east bank, and accessible pedestrian ramps on both sides, the bridge makes for an ideal active transporation option. 

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Offiering exceptional views of the Grand River and a convenient active transportation option, the new pedestrian bridge is a beautiful and functional landmark addition to the downtown. 

 Project details

Project overview

The Grand River Pedestrian Bridge and East Walkway Improvements project is currently underway. Construction will be undertaken by Bronte Construction of Oakville. Work will include installing accessible walkways, lighting improvements, new landscaping and installation of a new pedestrian bridge. The bridge will provide non-vehicular access across the Grand River between Founder's Point (east bank) and the Cambridge Sculpture Garden (west bank).


The pedestrian bridge opened to the public on May 26, 2018.

Documents, reports and updates

Photo Gallery: Pedestrian Bridge will appear here on the public site

Documents, reports and updates

Contact information

Amanda Gebhardt
Landscape Architect
WSP Consultants Ltd.
T: (519) 904-1721

Shane Taylor
Landscape Architect
City of Cambridge
T: (519) 740-4681 ext. 4567