Originally Posted by jeremy_haak
Those councillors comparing a bowstring bridge on Fairway Rd to the Brooklyn Bridge are daft. If you want a signature bridge, you have to do better than that. Hire Santiago Calatrava or someone else who would actually design something that is a landmark and might actually have a chance of impacting a city. The bowstring bridge is about as plain and boring as the girder bridge they selected.
For a region never known for a strong concern for esthetics (be honest, how else to explain Kitchener!
), this seems a strange project for the powers to focus their decorating ideas on now. If it were downtown Galt, I could understand, but this is out in the boonies (relatively) and K-W has never had any real connection to the Grand River. Are they thinking the city will eventually expand to the east, making the bridge more prominent, I wonder?