Broadway Bridge, Saskatoon

Broadway Bridge, Saskatoon

Broadway Bridge is an arch bridge that spans across the east and west banks of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon.

The bridge was constructed as a "make-work" project during the Great Depression. It was built in 1932 by the contractor R.J. Arrand Construction Co. It was designed by Chalmers Jack (C. J.) MacKenzie (on leave from being Dean of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan). For this reason, the bridge was originally called the Dean's Bridge in its early period; it was formally named the Broadway Bridge as it connects Broadway Avenue on the east shore with 19th Street and 4th Avenue in Saskatoon's downtown core. The city once considered changing the name to George V Bridge in honour of the King.

The year-long closure of the nearby Traffic Bridge in late 2005 greatly increased the amount of daily traffic crossing the bridge. The image of the Bessborough Hotel framed within one of the arches of the Broadway Bridge is considered one of Saskatoon's iconic images.
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Broadway Bridge on Map

Sight Name: Broadway Bridge
Sight Location: Saskatoon, Canada (See walking tours in Saskatoon)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles