This past Saturday afternoon the newly finished Peace Bridge in Calgary had its official opening. The Santiago Calatrava designed pedestrian bridge has been a number of years in the making, and its construction was wrought with controversy over missed timelines and budget issues. The city still seems split; some love it while others feel it was a great big waste of money (~25 million). Me? I think its gonna make for some great photographs, and below is the first of what I’m sure will be many studies of this interesting new icon.
11 thoughts on “Peace Bridge – A New Calgary Icon”
Wow, that is a pretty awesome looking bridge! It looks to be in an interesting place though…is it more of a neighborhood? IN which case, it does seem like a lot of money for something other than a busy downtown area.
Very cool shots though Heath, you’re gonna have fun with it 🙂
Nice set Heath! Pretty neat looking bridge!
Great shots dude, really like the color tones. Will be pretty epic if it’s lit up at night as well 🙂
Looks pretty cool to me. Like you said, may make for a good backdrop for a future shoot. Great set man.
Great set of images! What a cool bridge. I would imagine this will be a very popular subject for Calgary area photographers!
Wow, cool looking bridge. I’m guessing it will make for some nice night time long exposures. I really like that first shot of it disappearing into the fog.
That’s a sweet looking bridge. Reminds of of an artery or something… Like the shots.
Very cool series of images Heath.
Wow! These are awesome, Heath. Interesting structure, and I like your choices for compositions.
Thats a great looking bridge and one that looks like it will get a lot of visits.
Having never seen this before, I recently had a dream about a Canadian bridge similar to this one, but is spanned an entire Great Lake….
Hmm…this is too weird.