New LED system installed
Check out the new lighting on the Centre Street Bridge
After nearly 100 years, the Centre Street Bridge has a new lighting system that will highlight the iconic lion statues, bridge archways and accentuate the architectural features of the beautiful heritage landmark.
As well as looking good, the new lighting system is also more energy efficient as it uses a new Light Emitting Diode, or LED system.
“The Centre Street Bridge is one of the most loved historical landmarks in Calgary, and the new lighting highlights the remarkable craftsmanship of the past,” said Alderman Druh Farrell. “Those tame lions look pretty wild at night.”
One of the Centre City focuses is on enhancing the lighting of existing structures in downtown Calgary. In doing so, it is hoped that the environment will be more vibrant and inviting for all Calgarians. The commitment to the new lighting enhancements was made during recent Chinatown celebrations.
“As a community we are honoured to see this important gateway into Chinatown being enhanced and celebrated” said Jake Louie, Chairman of the Board, Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre.
The new lighting system creates a much more sustainable model of highlighting the bridge’s features as a gateway to Chinatown and a symbol of Calgary with its majestic lion statues.
“The design intent was to create a respectful acknowledgement of this important heritage site after dark”, said David Down, senior architect, Land Use Policy & Planning.
For more information about the Centre Street Bridge Lighting Project click here. You can also click here to read more about the rich history of the Centre Street Bridge. Lastly, please click here to see current photos showing how the Centre Street Bridge looks when the new lighting system is engaged at night.
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