Esplanade Riel

Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge, Provencher Bridge and Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), Viewed from St. Boniface Tache Promenade on Christmas Night - Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 25, 2012: Esplanade Riel viewed from Tache Promenade on Christmas night


Esplanade Riel, named in honour of Louis Riel, is a prominent landmark in Downtown Winnipeg, just north the junction of the historic Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Constructed in 2003-04, this five-metre wide and 250-metre long “people path” provides a link between The Forks and Winnipeg’s French Quarter St. Boniface. The Esplanade Riel was built as part of the Provencher Twin Bridges project, which included a new four-lane divided vehicular Provencher Bridge running parallel to this pedestrian bridge.

This remarkable bridge is designed by Colin Douglas Stewart of Wardrop Engineering and the architect Étienne Gaboury. Étienne Gaboury is a well-known Franco-Manitoban who also designed the Royal Canadian Mint building, the new Saint Boniface Cathedral, as well as the teepee-style Precious Blood Church.

Winnipeg City Night Skyline with Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge, Provencher Bridge and Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) at St. Boniface Tache Promenade in Winter - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 25, 2012: Tache Promenade by Red River is a great location for viewing Downtown Winnipeg skyline.

Salisbury House on Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge with Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Background in Winter Night - Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 29, 2012: Salisbury House on Esplanade Riel was alreday closed on Dec 29. :( I've never had its burger before. This Winnipeg's local chain restaurant officially ceased its operation on this bridge on Dec 31, 2012 due to high overhead expenses and low profits.



Full Moon against Salisbury House on Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge in Cold Winter Night - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 29, 2012: A full moon was rising!!



Winnipeg City Skyline of Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge, Provencher Bridge, and Human Rights Museum at Parc Joseph Royal, St. Boniface - Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: Parc Joseph Royal is another great location for viewing Downtown Winnipeg skyline.

Playing Chinese Flute during Winter Snow at St. Boniface Parc Joseph Royal - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: Playing Chinese flute while snowing!!

Goodbye to Salisbury House on Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge in Winter Night - Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 29, 2012: Bye, bye, Sal's.

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