Loon River First Nation: CU350 BF 78716 Bridge Replacement over Loon River

Loon River First Nation proposes to replace the existing BF 78716 bridge structure over the Loon River on its lands at Loon Lake IR 235. The project will include the construction of a new multi-span bridge structure with two pile sets installed below the normal high-water elevation of the Loon River, and riprap armored abutments on either side of the river. The new bridge will be located southwest of the existing structure in an area that is not presently developed, and features forest, shrubby flood zones, and riparian wetland. The existing multi-span structure will remain in use for the duration of construction activities to provide transportation of residents and construction equipment across the river. Improvements will be made to road approaches, local intersections, and parking areas to transition traffic from the existing bridge to the new bridge. Subsequently, the existing bridge will be decommissioned and removed from its current location.

This review is being conducted jointly with Transport Canada supported by the Navigation Protection Program. Supplemental review and permitting requirements are being sought from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Alberta Environment & Protected Areas.

Latest update

The assessment is in progress.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of intent to make a determination - October 10, 2023


Environmental Programs, Prairie and Northern Region
Transport Canada
Jackie Barker, Regional Environmental Advisor
344 Edmonton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2L4
Telephone: 204-979-1739 or 1-888-675-6863
Email: jackie.barker@tc.gc.ca

Joël Gervais, A/ Sr. Environmental Advisor
1138 Melville Street Suite 600
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S3
Telephone: 780-224-5395
Email: joel.gervais@sac-isc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Loon River First Nation (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Bridges
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Loon River First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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