Creating more pleasure in life, bridge by bridge, step by step.
The city of Calgary is in the process of building the Peace Bridge over the Bow River. The bridge is scheduled to open for pedestrian use later this year (around October). It will allow people to walk, bike and in-line skate in and out of the city centre. It’s all about mobility choices and sustainability.
This bridge design addresses safety and comfort for users by offering:
- A 6.2-metre wide pathway, double the width of other pedestrian bridges in the area.
- A clear separation between pedestrian and bicycle/wheel traffic for safety.
- Canopy-style glazed roof supports year-round use while maintaining natural light.
- Lighting for night-time use.
The bridge was designed by award-winning architect and bridge designer Santiago Calatrava. The music and the sounds of nature featured in the video are both soothing and moving. Enjoy your virtual trip to the Peace Bridge in Calgary!