George C. King Bridge wins engineering award

June 07 2017 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Congratulations to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff who have recently won the Engineering News Record (ENR)'s Award of Merit for the George C. King Bridge in the Bridge/Tunnel category.
Copyright/ Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Copyright/ Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
The award comes as part of the third annual Global Best Projects Competition, where winners are chosen by an independent jury of industry experts with extensive global experience. Criteria included safety, contribution to the global community, aesthetic quality and workmanship, with special emphasis on how globally diverse the project was

The George C. King Bridge by RFR Paris forms the connection between the newly developed 31-acre recreational park on St. Patrick’s Island with Calgary’s East Village and it’s Bridgeland - Riverside community. Known as the ‘skipping stone’ bridge, the treble arch construction was conceived as both a crossing and a destination in itself.

We designed the gentle but constantly animated lighting scheme for the bridge in response to the ebb and flow of the Bow and Elbow Rivers beneath. You can read more about our approach and design here.