Riel Pedestrian Bridge

The Riel Pedestrian Bridge is a free standing pedestrian bridge that was built alongside of the Provencher Bridge, which spans the Red River from Provencher Avenue to downtown Winnipeg.  It is just north of the Forks, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet.

The cables support the pedestrian part of the bridge, which has a restaurant right in the middle of it.  Salisbury Restaurant won the right to have their restaurant here, but I believe it is closed during the cold winter months, as not many people are willing to walk that far to eat in our cold winter.  You obviously can not park right outside it since the bridge for vehicles is not connected to the pedestrian one.

The cables are all attached to a large tower in the center of the bridge.  Since it is only pedestrian traffic on this bridge, the weight load is not severe.

Riel Pedestrian Bridge
Riel Pedestrian Bridge
Riel Pedestrian Bridge
Riel Pedestrian Bridge
Riel Pedestrian Bridge
Riel Pedestrian Bridge

Off to the left in these pictures is the Canadian Human Rights Museum that is currently under construction at the Forks.