Completed in 2003, the Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge majestically rises over the Red River. Spanning 200 meters, it is supported by a 57-meter-high transversely inclined single pylon. It was especially designed for pedestrians and bicyclists. Next to it is a four lane vehicular bridge spanning 270 meters. The pedestrian bridge is a modern cable-stayed structure, light and elegant, featuring a large plaza for commercial activities — a meeting place that will connect Provencher Boulevard to The Forks physically, economically and culturally. The Paired Bridges are expected to strengthen the connection between The Forks and the St. Boniface French Quarter, becoming a symbolic gateway between two of Winnipeg’s most historically significant communities and promoting commerce and tourism.

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