9th street bridge, between SW and NW Calgary. Trains above; pedestrians, dogs and cyclists below.
The popular Bow River Pathway passes under the 10th street bridge.
Bow River ducks.
Oh, how I appreciate Calgary’s pedestrian bridges! There are a handful north of downtown, between 10th and Centre street (west Calgary). The 9th street bridge is the closest to where I live and my usual choice for travelling to and from Sunnyside. This is a double bridge. The light rail train travels above; cyclists and pedestrians go below.
Some pictures I took a few weeks ago: [click on a picture for slideshow format]
I went to the Sunnyside Natural Market again this afternoon (raspberry and ricotta danish with reeeeeal raspberries! (as opposed to jam… which is somehow not quite as real)). On my way home, as I was about to head up the bridge stairs, I heard the river. I wasn’t in a hurry to get home, so I walked down to get a closer look at the water. Mmmm… waves of flowing water :-). The sun was nearing the horizon in the west and turning orange. It was making the bushes on the small island west of the 10th Street bridge glow. So I walked west.