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Strictly a River Crossing - A Jane's Walk
Sat, 6 May 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM MDT
A part of the 2017 Jane's Walk Festival in Calgary, Alberta. Based upon my website: http://strictlyarivercrossing.ca/.
Visit the City of Calgary'shistoric steel bridges built in the period from 1907 until the start of the First World War. Calgary's first economic boom, the Age of Optimism, brought rapid growth to the city and thousands of news residents.
To meet the challenges of explosive growth, new transportation infrastructure was built across the city, including a street railway, the forunner to Calgary Transit. Today, the only significant remaining pieces of Calgary's streetcars are the steel truss bridges of the East Village.
To build these bridges, the city of Calgary would turn to the Algoma Steel Bridge Company, a company with a unique pedigree amongst Canadian bridgebuilders and a unique history tied to Calgary itself.
Revisit Calgary's Age of Optimism, through these unique bridges, during the 2017 Jane's Walk Festival.
What is this walk based upon?
This walk based upon my own research which I have been writing about on the Medium Publication: Strictly A River Crossing. I am also using this research to live-tweet (with a tiny 110 year delay) the construction of the Zoobridge in 1907. For more information on that project, check out Zoobridge.ca.
How long is this walk and how accessible is it?
The entire walk is mostly on sidewalks and walking paths, with some inclines, and crossing some major streets. The roundtrip walk is 4.3km total. The walk begins in front of the East Village Experience and concludes at the MacDonald Bridge, before returning to the East Village Experience.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Street parking and Calgary Parking Lots nearby, subject to availability and usual fees.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
I can be contacted via my webpage here.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Not at all, registering just lets me know that I should expect your attendance at the tour, allowing me to start promptly.