Calgary Landmarks – Peace Bridge
- April 2, 2012
- By Cody Battershill
Calgary's Newest Landmark - Peace Bridge
The unveiling of the Peace Bridge in itself was representative of the multicultural diversity that makes Calgary the booming city it is, bringing together it's citizens, politicians, media and entertainers in celebration of the new landmark.
Peace Bridge was recently built by the City across the Bow River, connecting the downtown area with the inner city community of Sunnyside. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the landmark opened on March 24th of 2012 for public use, accommodating the amplified number of cyclists and pedestrians who are choosing to commute to and from work in the downtown core without using their motor vehicles. Living an inner city lifestyle in Sunnyside just got even better!
5 Neat Facts about the Peace Bridge
- Has one dedicated bike lane and two dedicated pedestrian walkways
- Design implemented to withstand the 1 in 100 year flooding cycle
- Ample lighting provides security and illuminates the landmark in night time
- Built to last a minimum life span of three quarters of a century
- Peace Bridge colouring (red, white) are symbolic of the Canadian and Calgary flags
The Peace Bridge is one example of the attempts made by the city to redevelop its inner city areas. 10 Benefits to Living an Inner City Lifestyle is a great article that highlights ten pro's to living near the downtown area.
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