Welding the walking bridge
Work to install the new 140-foot long walking bridge over the Battle River is nearing completion. The bridge north of the 57th Avenue train crossing was built by Will’s Welding, and after it was placed on pilings by crane, a crew from Will’s has been welding the joints and installing the wooden planking. Here, Kyle Penrod welds a joint in the railing. Deadline to finish the bridge and provide an accounting of federal grant funding is March. 31. The trails through Ponoka’s river valley are part of the TransCanada Trail system. There is also a new footbridge over the Blindman River that will help create a trail linking Penhold to Ponoka.