As reported by Michael Franklin of CTV Calgary on January 29, 2014, four of Calgary's most used bridges have now been recognized by a historical society and have been honoured with plaques issued by City Council.
Every two years the Calgary Heritage Authority posts informational plaques on historic sites. This is aimed at building awareness about the value and importance of the sites.
The four bridges that will receive the plaques are:
- The Langevin Bridge - 4th St. S.E. at the Bow River between East Village and Bridgeland-Riverside
- The Hextall Bridge (Old Shouldice Bridge) - Bow Crescent N.W. between Bownees & Montgomery
- 12th Ave. Elbow River Bridge (MacDonald Bridge) - 12th Ave. S.E. at the Elbow River between Victoria Park/Beltline and Ramsay
- The Mewata Bridge - 14th St. at the Bow River between Hillhurst and Sunalta
"The plaque program provides and opportunity to recognize important heritage sites throughout our city," says Scott Joiffe, Calgary Heritage Authority Chair in a release. "Last year's loss of the iconic Elbow River suspension bridges makes today's recognition of four historic Calgary bridges all the more relevant."
The full hertiage inventory can be viewed on the City Of Calgary's website.