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It's the stunning bridge with lions on top of it

A hundred years ago when it was being built, a local Calgary craftsman originally from Scotland... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
BenLar137
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Calgary, Canada
Nice bridge

This bridge conect you to downtown close to china town nicely designed over the Bow river earlier... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
John R
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Drive South to downtown for a great view of downtown facing Calgary tower. I love the lions. Why don’t they make bridges like this anymore.? Takes you to and through China town. Princes island on your right.
Beware driving on lower level. It is narrow and scary. There are also lane switches at rush hour.

Thank snyrseartista
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

We took the C-Train downtown and walked through Princes Island Park down to the Centre Street Bridge. From there, you can walk up to the Calgary Tower. Love this bridge with a nice view of the Bow River. If you are walking downtown, head over and see it!

Thank 649Debbie
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

The centre street bridge is little more than a century old connecting the downtown to the other parts of the city. Nicely built and well maintained. It is worth visiting as the Bow river looks beautiful and stunning.

Thank pratiknruparel
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

A hundred years ago when it was being built, a local Calgary craftsman originally from Scotland, mason James L. Thompson, cast four identical lions to grace the four corner towers. There based on the lions at Trafulgar Square in London. The ones we see today are not the originals as they were deteriorating, but they still are quite stunning to see.

Thank BenLar137
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

This bridge conect you to downtown close to china town nicely designed over the Bow river earlier they had big lions/statue in the entrance

Thank John R
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

The other one is the Calatrava Peace Bridge. This Centre Street Bridge is reasonably attractive, now that it has been renovated. The four lions are works of art. Nevertheless, in comparison with other bridges in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia, it is not particularly remarkable.

1  Thank Professional-Pilgrim
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Even though it is more than 100 years old, the Centre Street Bridge is one of Calgary's hardest working structures. Many vehicles use the upper deck to get into the downtown in the morning, and leave downtown for the north after work, and the City has lane reversals in effect to make that commute quicker and safer (so pay attention if you're driving!). There are lovely residential neighbourhoods just north of downtown, and many downtown workers use the generous sidewalks to walk or cycle to work and back (although technically, cyclists are supposed to dismount, but they often don't). The lower deck is strictly for vehicles, and is also subject to reverse lanes for rush hour, but it remains a bit of white-knuckle drive for those squeamish about driving in close quarters. It brings vehicles directly from south downtown to Memorial Drive which is in north Calgary. Of course, with its classical design, and simple, yet beautiful illumination, it remains an icon structure that is simply gorgeous to look at, day or night.

Thank BenLar137
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The neat thing about this bridge is that it is the delination point for the four quadrants (SE SE NE and NW) of the city. It is an old bridge that crosses the Bow river, North of downtown. Opened in 1916, it has two decks; the upper deck crosses Memorial Drive while the lower deck connects Riverfront avenue with Memorial Drive.

This beautiful bridge has 4 lions that were originally designed by a city of Calgary employee - based on the lions found in Trafalgar Square in London, England. After many years, the lions were deteriorated to the point where they had to be removed. Replica lions were created and placed during the year 2000 renovations.

Thank Claudetteth
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

One of many historic outdoor attractions in Calgary. Include this bridge on your downtown (Bow) river walk. Has the four lion statues on the 4 corners of the bridge.

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This bridge has been in Calgary all my life. It has stone lions on guard. It is is the gateway to downtown Calgary. The only problem is traffic patterns change during rush hours which can confuse our visitors so you must be aware of this.The bridge is walk able and crosses over the bow river. If you energetic you could spend a couple of hours on it looking at the scenery or downtown Calgary.

Thank Joe C
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