Burnaby Lake Pedestrian Bridge
Burnaby Lake Pedestrian Bridge 1
Burnaby Lake Pedestrian Bridge 2

Burnaby Lake Pedestrian Bridge

Burnaby, BC

A bike and pedestrian bridge connects two major park and trail networks across the Trans-Canada Highway.

VIA—A Perkins Eastman Studio is the lead bridge designer with its DMA Specialty Studio in a feasibility study to assess the location, physical constraints, and conceptual design for a new bridge over Highway 1 in Burnaby Lake, the westernmost portion of the Trans-Canada Highway.

This pedestrian and cyclist bridge will offer a seamless link to the recreational trails surrounding Burnaby Lake Regional Park on one side of the highway and Deer Lake Park on the other side. The design features a pair of arches that interlock like rings to form a single, naturally braced arch. The rings also form a symbolic link, marking the entry point to the City of Burnaby. A mass-timber roof hovers in the upper interlock of the arch members, creating a warm and memorable ceiling and recalling the form of a canoe being portaged from one body of water to the next. Along the pedestrian axis, the A-shaped frames of the arch bases are aligned to focus views of Mount Seymour in the distant range.


Project Facts

  • Client:

  • City of Burnaby, BC
  • Markets:

  • Transportation + Infrastructure
  • Region:

  • Canada
  • Studios:

  • Vancouver