I was in the crowd earlier today attending the grand poo-bah kickoff of Calgary’s own Peace Bridge, shown above. Unlike the concept art it was an overcast day and just on the brink of snowing, so most were in line for the warm drink and minidoughnut trucks which, let’s be honest, is the reason most of us went. Guilty deep fried pleasures.
Still somewhat surprised at the rehashing of those opposed. Like, there was the group who were against it in the beginning because it was so expensive (and it was) which makes sense, that voice could influence them to maybe stop the plan or work on something cheaper, but to show up on the day of the grand opening with signs doesn’t really make much sense. What do you want them to do? Tearing it down would cost even more money. So. That was sort of weird to see.
Overall it’s a lovely design and yeah, it was a wee bit pricey, but it’s too late now and since the trigger has been pulled we might as well admit it really is a gorgeous thing. So far we’ve dubbed it the finger trap bridge for it’s obvious parallels to the toy. I’m excited for the spring / summer because it’s the perfect location between my path through Kensington (the neighborhood to it’s north) and Prince’s Island Park, which is primo longboarding path.
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