Calgary, Alberta (October 16, 2020) – PCL Construction is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge in Cochrane, AB.
Named after the longtime Cochrane resident, the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge does what he was best known for: connecting the community. The new three-span bridge provides a second connection across the Bow River providing an alternative route for Cochrane residents traveling from the north and south sides of the town.
“This $53 million bridge and roadway project was made possible, in part, because of the great partnerships the Town of Cochrane has with organizations such as PCL Construction,” said Cochrane Mayor Jeff Genung. “Our community is especially grateful for PCL Construction’s support of the Light Up the Bridge component of the opening celebrations so the whole community can celebrate together.”
“I am truly proud of the project team,” said Ankur Talwar, manager civil operations in Calgary. “Their ingenuity and dedication to the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge have been evident throughout the project, and this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the Town of Cochrane and its newest addition.”
To ensure the successful construction of the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge, the project team took to the water. The team installed in-river berms and cofferdams to accommodate the wildlife and changing seasons during construction.
On October 15, the Town of Cochrane marked the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge grand opening with a ceremony and fireworks show. The bridge officially opened to the public October 16.