Jack Tennant Bridge Now Open
October 27, 2020
On October 15, 2020, the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge opened. This is Cochrane’s second bridge spanning the Bow River, giving much needed access to north and south Cochrane, near the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Rec Centre. Construction started in August 2018, and includes on-street bike lanes and a separated 3 meter wide multi use pathway that connects to Cochrane’s existing pathway system.
This Bridge connects the North and South side of Cochrane and gives residents of Rivercrest another option to get to downtown and Highway 1A. Having easier access to amenities and a choice in commute is appealing. It is a great connection to the main street area, Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, and plenty of local Cochrane shops and dining options.
Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge is named after one of Cochrane’s most involved residents, and dedicated his life to building bridges between people and communities. He was the founder and publisher of the Cochrane Eagle, a photojournalist, columnist, involved AA community member, committed philanthropist and honourary member of the Stoney Nakoda nation. Tennant died in 2018