A new pedestrian bridge in downtown Galt officially opened to the public on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The connection provides pedestrian access across the Grand River between Founder’s Point to the east and the Cambridge Sculpture Garden to the west. And, this month, the City of Cambridge lit the bridge half purple and half blue – all in support of HD awareness – and the effect was beautiful.
“The small center lookout was left a warm white so users still had a reasonably lit area for photos and security reasons in the center of the spans,” says Chris Ziemski, Operations Manager with the City of Cambridge Parks and Recreation Department. “It will remain lit [for LightItUp4HD] for approximately one week.”
As part of the “Back to the Rivers” vision for Cambridge, the new bridge increases connectivity to the river-scape and improves pedestrian and cycling connections within downtown Cambridge. Connecting to the Grand Trunk Trail, the bridge offers walkers and cyclists a no-vehicle alternative along the route. With cycling ramps along the stairs at the east bank, and accessible pedestrian ramps on both sides, the bridge makes for an ideal active transpiration option.
Offering exceptional views of the Grand River and a convenient active transportation option, the new pedestrian bridge is a beautiful and functional landmark addition to the downtown.
And, thanks to its temporary blue and purple look, it’s helping to start conversations around HD and how the general public can support valuable research!!