Crews from Vic Van Isle Construction are moving the truss structure into place today for the new Illecillewaet River footbridge.

Illecillewaet footbridge truss moved into place

Construction crews are in the middle of a day-log process to lift the span of the new Illecillewaet River footbridge into place.

Revelstokians can witness local history today.

Construction crews are in the middle of a day-long process to lift the span of the new Illecillewaet River footbridge into place.

As of noon Tuesday, the process looked to be about halfway done. A worker on site said it would likely take until dark to complete the process.

Two large cranes sit on either side of the river. One is currently inching the solid steel truss bridge from the north side of the river towards the centre. Once halfway, the other crane will link onto the south end of the span. Together they’ll lower the trestle into its final resting place.

There are plenty of safe vantage points on either side of the river to watch the construction unfold.

The bridge is being built by Vic Van Isle Construction. Once completed, it will be named the Mark Kingsbury Memorial Bridge.

The pedestrian bridge will serve as a pedestrian and cycling link to the the Columbia flats and neighbourhoods south of the Illecillewaet River.

For more info on the history of this project, see the list of related stories just to the right of this one.