Construction began Sept. 10, 2018. The old bridges were removed to make way for the new ones, which will be ADA-compliant and will be easy top cross with wheelchairs, strollers or other mobility devices. The grade to the bridges also is smoother to make it easy for everyone to enjoy them.
The old bridges were decaying, not accessible for many people and were in need of replacement.
Work on the south bridge is far enough along that it will be open during the 2018-19 ice skating season.
Final work, including the decorative facades and landscaping, will be done in Spring 2019. The bridges will be picture-perfect come wedding season.
During construction, perimeter pathways will be open for access around the lake. If you are heading to the park, please park on the side closest to your activity for easiest access.
The Edina City Council awarded the Centennial Lakes Pedestrian Bridge project to Rosti Construction in February 2018 for a contracted price of $989,793. The project also has design and engineering fees totaling $100,000, and a contingency budget of $40,000, for a total project cost of $1,130,000.