Vinca Bridge

The Vinca Bridge upgrade will allow heavy and oversized loads to travel across the bridge, saving time and money.

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The existing bridge on Highway 38, across the North Saskatchewan River, south of Redwater was built in 1967. It was not designed to carry the heavy and oversize loads now travelling on Alberta highways.

The Highway 38 (Vinca) bridge upgrade is meant to carry heavy and oversized loads. Approximately 1,500 vehicles cross the Highway 38 bridge every day. About 24% of that traffic is large trucks.


The replacement bridge will establish a critical link in Alberta’s High Load Corridor, saving heavily loaded trucks more than 200 km of travel. The new bridge will save time and money for those travelling in the area and will support heavy loads from the Edmonton area to major industrial and oil sands regions in northeast Alberta.

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The design is currently underway for the replacement of the Vinca Bridge. Land and utility adjustments have also been initiated and are underway.

This project is not currently on the Provincial Construction Program.



For more information on the Vinca Bridge Replacement, contact the North Central Region Office:

Hours 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-674-4700
Toll free: dial 310-0000 before the number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

North Central and Fort McMurray Regions
Twin Atria Building
4999 98 Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T6B 2X3