Funding approved for project to carry people into river valley

EDMONTON – A $35-million project to whisk visitors from 104th Street down the steep banks of the North Saskatchewan River is set to be complete by 2016, although details about what the lift will look like — and be called — must still be decided.

The idea of building a gondola, elevated tram, or funicular that runs from downtown into the Rossdale community has been discussed for years.

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