Calgary Peace Bridge

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by KVG, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
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    Kelly Gibbons
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  2. blaffendespin

    blaffendespin Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 28, 2012
    Rexburg, ID
    That is a sweet bridge!
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  3. foto2021

    foto2021 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 5, 2011
    SE England
    Fine images of a very beautiful structure, thanks for posting.

    The Calgary Peace Bridge was designed by the world-renowned architect and structural engineer Santiago Calatrava, who hails from Valencia in Spain.

    Most bridges are designed by structural engineers. Some bridges are designed by a structural engineer working with an architect to ensure that it not only stands up, but looks good. A very few bridges are designed by an architect working with a structural engineer to help ensure that the bridge not only looks good, but stands up. Calatrava is almost unique in being able to design both the appearance and the structure and the result is almost always a thing of beauty.

    Calatrava's structures (not just bridges) can be found across the world so you may find one nearer to your home than Calgary. More information here:

    Santiago Calatrava - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Santiago Calatrava: The Unofficial Site
    santiago calatrava - Google Search
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  4. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
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    Kelly Gibbons
    Thanks for posting that up foto
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  5. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    I like image #1.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Very nice, Kelly!
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  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Super images! Great perspectives of the bridge and very nice colours.
  8. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Really nice, I especially love #4.
  9. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    that is too cool...
    for calgary!
    bring it to austin!!! ;D

    very nice!!!!
  10. fgbrault

    fgbrault Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 2, 2012