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View Poll Results: What do you think of the design?
I love it! 156 44.70%
It's good. 134 38.40%
I don't like it. 28 8.02%
Nuke it from Orbit (waste of taxpayers dollars) 31 8.88%
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Although Calgary still has a long way to go before it could be considered to have a world class bike infrastructure, the Peace Bridge is getting noticed. It's on the cover of Velo City: Architecture for Bikes, featured here: http://www.theguardian.com/cities/ga...es-in-pictures
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Sadly several of the upper glass panels have been cracked. I'm assuming vandalism, since it all happened one night. I wonder how long it will take to repair, and how much each glass panel costs...
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Although Calgary still has a long way to go before it could be considered to have a world class bike infrastructure, the Peace Bridge is getting noticed. It's on the cover of Velo City: Architecture for Bikes, featured here: http://www.theguardian.com/cities/ga...es-in-pictures
I love the whimsical feel of this bridge, even though its done for practicality.
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That is a very cool bridge. Something similar could work very well over 16th Avenue in Bowness near Edworthy park rather than the current pedestrian lights as people come speeding around the bend.


I'm not sure we'll be needing/seeing many new river crossings for some time now.
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When I visited Calgary last summer, this bridge was a favourite of mine. I'll be there again this weekend and I'm excited for winter photography
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I walked/stumbled across the bridge Saturday night. So many of those little lights inset in the concrete burned out.
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The bridge looked good in the CBC game.
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I walked/stumbled across the bridge Saturday night. So many of those little lights inset in the concrete burned out.
Seems to be getting worse weekly :/
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Water/ice damage. The lights and the electrical circuit is in conduit set into the deck. Unfortunately the engineers didn't think about drainage, so the lights at the ends started popping out.
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water/ice damage. The lights and the electrical circuit is in conduit set into the deck. Unfortunately the engineers didn't think about drainage, so the lights at the ends started popping out.
lol!
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The fluorescent lights are done, LED's going in on the bridge:

https://www.metronews.ca/news/calgar...form=hootsuite

http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-...s-peace-bridge

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The switchover, which will cost $700,000 and take more than a month to complete, is necessary because the current lights keep burning out during winter, according to the city.
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Melnick said advancements in technology mean the 300 new light fixtures on the 130-metre-long bridge should last several winters and result in the city saving money on maintenance costs in the long run.

“These new LED lights will be good for 15 to 20 years. The old lights were only good for three to five years,” Melnick said.
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^This is good news .... Right ?
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iPhone pic of the new lights, a HUGE improvement over the original lights. Also the floor lighting has been put into what appear to be much better fixtures that should hopefully stand up to the seasons:

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The floor lights are fricken bright. The overhead ones are also brighter. She'll be a giant glow worm by the time they are done!
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Too bad you still get the "fluorescent ceiling tubes" look, but should be an improvement.

Now let's repaint it a nice Calatrava white, or a bright red. Not a real fan of the burgundy.
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Also note the lights at the bottom of the glass railing are still the original type, with that faint yellowish glow. I guess they aren't being replaced since they are protected and might be surviving better.
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Looks great in that photo!
Now if we could just get the vandals locked up.
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Looks great in that photo!
Now if we could just get the vandals locked up.
Vandalism is a growing problem. I think it is a matter of mitigation.
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