The Burrard Street Bridge LED lighting was 'officially' turned on last night. The renovation to the bridge included the replacement of existing concrete guardrails *which as a fun fact were originally designed with a kaleidoscopic effect when driving at a certain speed (i.e., the railing would appear invisible)*, replacement of existing lamp standards with heritage lamps from the bridge's original design, and the addition of a suicide barrier. It's a very well done reno and the lighting now allows for millions of colours to be projected on the bridge. #burrardstreetbridge #burrard #bridge #engineering #LED #longexposure #long_exposure #yvr #604 #lighttrails #vancouver #veryvancouver #vancity #rivet #steel #ironworks #heritage #heritagevancouver #truss #night #neverstopexploring #creatorclass #nightowl #shoot2kill #agameoftones #visualsgang #artofvisuals
The bridge was built between 1930 and 1932 as an Art Deco steel truss crossing between Vancouver and Kitsilano. An unknown publication at the time of opening said: A snip of a pair of golden scissors in the hands of Mayor Louis D. Taylor, and Vancouver’s $3 million Burrard Street Bridge was opened to the public Friday afternoon, July 1 … Hardly was the ribbon cut in front of the devouring eyes of movie cameras, then thousands of pedestrians and hundreds of cars surged across the magnificent white structure in a procession of triumph, celebrating another step in Vancouver’s progress.
Recently and over 3 years the bride has been renovated to accommodate bikes and pedestrians and traffic.
The City of Vancouver decided to complete the work by restoring replicas of the original 30’s style lighting to the walkways on the bridge and to restore the flickering torch look which was originally installed to honour WW1 soldiers. The results are stunning! Take a look at the some shots HERE