Opened on March 24 2012, ‘Peace Bridge’ is a pedestrian bridge that accommodates both pedestrians and cyclists crossing the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Designed by Valencian architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, the single span helical footbridge gently arcs across the water, sheltering users with a glass roof along its 126 meter length. As such, the bridge is a departure from Calatrava’s usual designs, which are typically asymmetric shapes anchored by high masts.  Another atypical element is the colour, while most of Calatrava’s designs are white, the Peace Bridge features a red and white pattern (Red and white are the colours in both the Flag of Canada and the Flag of Calgary).

Santiago Calatrava

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