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Old Posted Apr 4, 2013, 9:07 PM
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Calgary Peace Bridge

Not a skyscraper, but still a piece of architecture.

The Calgary Peace Bridge is a pedestrian bridge, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, that accommodates both pedestrians and cyclists crossing the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It opened for use March 24, 2012.

The bridge was built by The City of Calgary to connect the southern Bow River pathway and Downtown Calgary with the northern Bow River pathway and the community of Sunnyside. The bridge is used by 6,000 pedestrians a day, which is more than expected.

The bridge wasn't without controversy. Many Calgarians opposed the price tag of 25 Million dollars and the need to hire a pricey architect. Also there were some quality issues with the bridge pieces that were fabricated in Spain. All in all the bridge got built and it's here to stay.

A few pics

Pathway to Darkness by brentus69, on Flickr

DSC_1761 by J eff, on Flickr

The Peace River Bridge by HessonPhotography, on Flickr

Calgary Peace Bridge at blue hour by Imran Hayat, on Flickr

Peace Bridge Sunrise by JesseJ., on Flickr

Peace Bridge by JAS Photo, on Flickr
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