Friday, June 29, 2012

Centre Street Bridge illuminated with environmentally friendly LED lights

Photo courtesy: Lighting Design Innovations
After nearly 100 years, the Centre Street Bridge has a new lighting system to highlight its iconic lion statues.

The recently completed renovations make lighting the bridge much more sustainable as a new Light Emitting Diode (LED) system has been installed. The LED system has improved the lighting of the four lion pavilions, the bridge archways and accentuates the architectural features of this heritage landmark, while also increasing energy efficiency on the structure.

“The design intent was to create a respectful acknowledgement of this important heritage site after dark”, said David Down, senior architect, Land Use Planning & Policy.

Enhancing the lighting of existing structures in the downtown area is a Centre City focus. The goal is to create a more vibrant, inviting environment for people to better experience all that Calgary has to offer. It was also a commitment made during the recent Chinatown Centennial 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.

Please visit for more information about the Centre Street Bridge Lighting Project.

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