City receives funding from the Government of Alberta for Nose Creek Bridge restoration completion
June 29, 2021/For immediate release
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie is pleased to announce funding support received from the Government of Alberta’s Heritage Preservation Partnership Program (HPPP) that contributed to the restoration of Airdrie’s 1928 Nose Creek Bridge to the Elevators.
The HPPP provided $29,050 worth of funding that directly replaced damaged wood required for the bridge restoration completion.
“I am thrilled that the Nose Creek Bridge to the Elevators restoration project has come to completion for our community to enjoy,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “Our historic resources are so unique to our history; it is important that we continue to preserve the buildings, landscapes and features that represent a significant part of Airdrie’s heritage.”
“The 1928 Nose Creek Bridge to the Elevators is a vital component to the Airdrie landscape and funding provided from the Government of Alberta’s Heritage Preservation Partnership Program ensures that we were able to restore this landmark into a beautiful footpath that connects Airdrie’s parks and pathways while preserving pieces of Airdrie’s rich history,” says Michael McAllister, Community Developer for the City of Airdrie. “As Airdrie continues to grow, the conservation of landmarks is incredibly important.”
July 2019, City Council passed a bylaw protecting the Bridge as Airdrie’s first Municipal Historic Resource. It is the last remaining structure associated with the railway station grounds and grain elevators in Airdrie.
To learn more about the history of the 1928 Nose Creek Bridge to the Elevators visit: www.airdrie.ca/historicallyairdrie
More information on the Heritage Preservation Partnership Program can be found here: https://www.alberta.ca/historic-resource-conservation-grants.aspx
Community Developer, City of Airdrie
403.948.8800 ext: 8776