New Pedestrian Bridges

Connecting the Snowbird Center & The Cliff Lodge.

New Pedestrian Bridges

Connecting the Snowbird Center & The Cliff Lodge.

New Pedestrian Bridges

Connecting the Snowbird Center & The Cliff Lodge.

New Pedestrian Bridges

Connecting the Snowbird Center & The Cliff Lodge.

Step up to our level.

A network of two bridges will allow for easier access to The Cliff Lodge, Snowbird Center and Lower Village. From the base of the Peruvian Chair, the 70-foot Peruvian Bridge will provide direct and easy access to the Aerial Tram.

The Chickadee Bridge will cover the entire expanse of lower Chickadee trail. Spanning 491-feet in length, the trestle-style bridge will allow for easy foot-traffic along the covered walkway while guests ski underneath. 

The New Pedestrian Bridges have an estimated completion of Fall 2018.

Project Updates

Project Highlights

  • New Chickadee Bridge with incredible mountain views
  • New Peruvian Bridge

Features

  • Chickadee Bridge will have open-air sides and mostly covered walkways, with the exception of 3 landings where guests can take in our incredible scenery.
  • For snow management, the bridge will be equipped with a snowmelt system on the floors and heat trace on the roof drainage system.
  • The structural members of the bridge were fabricated in Lindon, UT. The majority of the steel for this project is American-made.

By The Numbers

  • The Chickadee Bridge consists of 3 smaller sections of bridge, each measuring 100 feet.
  • Each section will require an estimated 50,670 pounds of steel and 123,450 pounds of concrete.
  • The total surface of both the Chickadee Bride and the Peruvian Bridge is 5,388 square feet.

Bridges 101 

  • The Skier's Bridge and the new bridges are classified as truss bridges, specifically a Warren truss.
  • This type of design uses interconnecting equilateral triangles to spread out weight on the structure, which effectively manages the forces of compression and tension on the bridge.
  • Truss bridges are one of the oldest types of modern bridges and are known for being strong and economical.