Four bridges given historical designations
Mayor Nenshi and the Calgary Heritage Authority presented four plaques to honour historically significant bridges at Monday’s Council meeting. (Supplied/City of Calgary)
Four bridges in Calgary have now been recognized by a historical society and have been honoured with plaques issued by council.
Every two years, the Calgary Heritage Authority posts informational plaques on historic sites aimed at building awareness about the value and importance of each site.
The four sites that received plaques at council are:
- The Langevin Bridge – 4 St. S.E. at the Bow River between East Village and Bridgeland-Riverside
- The Hextall Bridge (Old Shouldice Bridge) – Bow Crescent N.W. between Bowness and Montgomery
- 12 Avenue Elbow River Bridge (MacDonald Bridge) – 12 Ave. S.E. at the Elbow River between Victoria Park/Beltline and Ramsay
- The Mewata Bridge – 14 St. at the Bow River between Hillhurst and Sunalta
“The plaque program provides an opportunity to recognize important heritage sites throughout our city,” says Scott Joliffe, Calgary Heritage Authority Chair in a release. “Last year’s loss of the iconic Elobw River suspension bridges makes today’s recognition of four historic Calgary bridges all the more relevant.”
The full heritage inventory can be viewed on the City of Calgary’s website.