New foot bridge over Grand River in Galt open for Christmas

Cambridge's new pedestrian bridge in Galt will open on Dec. 7 as part of a walking tour of Christmas light displays.

Bridge to be open and lit up for city's Unsilent Night walk

Crews move the viewing gallery portion of the new pedestrian bridge in Cambridge into place earlier this month. The bridge is set to open Dec. 7 as part of a walking tour of light installations in downtown Galt. (@cityofcambridge/Twitter)

A new pedestrian bridge that spans the Grand River in Cambridge will see the first pedestrians cross it during a Christmas tour of an interactive light display next month.

The bridge in downtown Galt will be on the route for Phil Kline's Unsilent Night, it was announced Wednesday, as the city unveiled plans to celebrate Christmas in the city over the next month.

"It's a 45-minute processional walk listening to the music of Phil Kline," the city's recreation co-ordinator Leanne Bond told CBC News.

"We're so excited, because we'll be the first to walk across our new pedestrian walkway bridge."

The bridge will be lit up to go along with the tour, which features several light installations throughout the downtown core.

The bridge is part of the city's "Back to the River" vision, which was part of the 2015 to 2018 strategic plan to revitalize the Galt core, increase connectivity to the riverscape and improve connections for pedestrians and cyclists.


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