Mimico Creek, Calatrava Bridge - 1997. View on CN tower - if it was not this foggy........;-)

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Mimico Creek Bridge, similar to the La Devesa Bridge (Ripoll, Spain), made with a single inclined arch, designed by Santiago Calatrava.

The arc on the bridge seems to be unnecessary, especially over the short span (44 m), but it adds strength & stability in addition to visual effect.

The only caveat I have is about the materials used. A bridge should not be rusting. Quality stainless steel is a minimum requirement for exposed parts.

I guess they tried to save 5 cents, but it will cost a $1 to fix it.

Here is another view of the bridge from my gallery.

CN Tower is almost a symbol of Toronto and is usually visible from everywhere! Not this time....;-)

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Comments (152)

Raul.SG on May 8, 2013

Fantastica, muy bonita, biem compuesta. Me gusta+Fav. Mis mejores deseos. raul

Tomros on May 10, 2013

Reputable company never compromises on material.

In engineering, the designer picks the material number. I did it for 35 years and was never forced to use inferior quality.

Melsen Felipe on June 30, 2013

Estupenda captura, L

Un cordial saludo desde Costa Rica, Melsen Felipe

RNLatvian on July 25, 2013

Very beautiful Calatrava bridge! Very good photo! Like!

Shain Paiment on August 21, 2013

wonderful foggy shot F+L

NewerMan Man on August 23, 2013

Nice shot.
LIKE. My best wishes, Manup.

Lucien Kivit on August 30, 2013

Interesting architecture of the bridge,very nice atmosphere captured, LIKE, regards Lucien

JaPi on March 19, 2014

Nice photo! - Nice work.
Greetings, JaPi

José Mª Alvarez Soli… on July 3, 2014

Muy buena foto y gran efecto de la niebla

Me gusta

Saludos, José Mª

Christos Theodorou on December 27, 2014

Marvelous scene and a beautiful capture. Hello from Athens.

Olda Templ Vykydal on May 11, 2015

Parádní záběr. L. Zdraví Olda.

Pavel Culek on May 15, 2015

Hezká konstrukce mostu, jen tam není dotažený ten rez z dírek pro lankové zábradlí ... ale nenapadá mě, jak to udělat, aby to mohlo být v bílé barvě a ne v zinku ... Liked (150) ~ ahoj, Pavel

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  • Uploaded on November 16, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/03/20 08:21:49
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 5.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash