Designer: Wyliepoon Bridge Type: asymmetrical cable-stayed Project Description: see below Poll: attached Images: attached DESCRIPTION The cable-stayed type of bridge is currently very popular in the design of landmark bridges, including many pedestrian bridges. As the Cityplace/Railway Lands site is a prominent location in the city with an impressive view of the downtown skyline, and an important gateway for GO Transit commuters and VIA Rail intercity passengers, this site calls for a landmark bridge. A sleek variation of the cable-stayed bridge would be appropriate for this location, joining other prominent bridges with cables in Toronto, including the John Street pedestrian bridge nearby, and the Humber Bay bridge. The bridge deck arcs slightly eastward from the access ramps at Front Street and at Cityplace. The specified central support pier not only supports the bridge deck, but is also the base of a tower from which cables branch out to the bridge deck. The unique support pier with tower, the arcing bridge deck, and support cables form a bridge design which is graceful, yet has strength in tension, creating a bridge design that is unique for Toronto. This bridge design also provides for various night-lighting opportunities. Designer note: CN Tower model courtesy of terraforma at Google 3D Warehouse.