George C. King Bridge (formerly St. Patrick’s Bridge)

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George C. King Bridge (formerly St. Patrick’s Bridge) 
Calgary, Alberta

The George C. King Bridge spans the Bow River in Calgary’s East Village, linking St. Patrick’s Island with mixed-use community development to the south and popular pedestrian paths and communities along the river to the north. It is a three-span, 182 m long network arch structure that resembles stones skipping across water. Given its slender and architectural uniqueness, the project team had to overcome several design and construction challenges, including the Calgary flood of June 2013.

Press release
Canadian Consulting Engineer article

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This project won a 2015 Award of Excellence in the Transportation category at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards on October 23, in Ottawa.

Awards of Excellence are bestowed to ACEC member firms who have achieved the highest level of excellence in quality of engineering, innovation and societal benefit. 

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