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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 22 September 2017

Now just over a hundred years old, this is Calgary's most beautiful bridge. Not only is it a critical link for traffic going to or leaving downtown (watch for the tricky reverse lanes during rush hour!), it is highly popular with downtown joggers and walkers doing a loop over lunch hour. It is beautiful to behold summer, winter, fall or spring, and day or night. Pedestrians are confined to the top deck, but vehicles have a cool access on the lower deck, which creates a direct link between Memorial Drive north and Riverfront Avenue south - very handy, but very narrow.

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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This is a historical bridge and overlooks the river. One can take a slow stroll here to take in the sight as well as walk to the hill which will overlook the downtown.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Bridge serves it purpose for vehicles and pedestrians alike.

What else does one say about a 100 year old bridge.

Thank Luke L
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The hike up the hill is a good cardiac workout. I found I had time to park afew blocks in off Center Street and walked downtown just because I could one sunny day, the hick back took abit more effort.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This bridge is a beauty - Calgary's prettiest for sure. And very handy for anybody trying to get around in the inner city. The lower deck is a 2 lane short cut from Riverfront Avenue to Memorial Drive - just watch your vehicle height, and pay attention to the traffic direction signs - there are lane reversals in place. The upper deck has 4 lanes that also are under some lane reversals during both the morning and evening rush hour, so pay careful attention to the lights. There are also 2 nice pedestrian / cycle sidewalks which connect not only north and south Calgary here, but form excellent connectors for those doing downtown walking loops. Heritage, but 100% helpful today.

Thank BenLar137
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