Formally known as the St. Patrick island bridge the George C. King Bridge spans the Bow River.
The Bridge was Renamed George C. King for Calgary’s second Mayor who served as Mayor from November 4 1886- January 16 1888.
The bridge is 182 metres across.
The bridge cost $25 Million.
The bridge was the winner of a contest to decide the bridge design for the revitalization of the east village.
The bridge was designed to look like “stones being skipped.”
Before the bridge was even up and running it was hit by the 2013 floods causing damage to the bridge deck forcing the project back a year.
The George C. King bridge was designed for pedestrians and cyclists.
The designers are based out of Paris, known as RFR SAS.
The bridge links East Village to St. Patrick Island Park.