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Weber Street Reconstruction - College to Union
#46
Thanks for that. When I look back at the concept photos I see red beams I didn't realize they were to be rusty, I figured they would be painted. Having read up on corten steel, I can see advantages to that.

On another note, I see the pylons are different in the photo (see 1st post). I don't see the heritage graphics and I see additional pylons at street level with the toppings. It is interesting to see how close the concept and reality is sometimes.
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#47
The new streetlights along Weber adjacent the bridge look awesome!!
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#48
January 1, 2015:

   

   
Pockets in the wall on the right - for artwork/texture feature installation?

   
Lighting under the tracks

   

   
Room for additional track
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#49
And it should be noted that Weber is finally a continuous 4 lanes.
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#50
Any thoughts as to why this bridge was built with the 3rd rail option, yet when thet Margaret St bridge 2 rail plan came to light there was a scramble at the city to review that decision. I ask because it appears contradictory.
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#51
The bridge is very nice, I think, but those chair and shoe icons are super tacky.
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#52
(01-01-2015, 04:11 PM)Drake Wrote: Any thoughts as to why this bridge was built with the 3rd rail option, yet when thet Margaret St bridge 2 rail plan came to light there was a scramble at the city to review that decision. I ask because it appears contradictory.

Its next to future transit hub, need bypass tracks?
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#53
Looking good!!
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#54
I thought they said they could squeeze 3 tracks under the existing Margaret design if they had to.
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#55
(01-03-2015, 10:07 AM)Canard Wrote: I thought they said they could squeeze 3 tracks under the existing Margaret design if they had to.

I recall reading that too.
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#56
The Region's report justifying a 2-track bridge says that.
Whether Metrolinx would be comfortable with such an arrangement is another thing entirely.
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#57
(01-03-2015, 12:59 PM)Markster Wrote: The Region's report justifying a 2-track bridge says that.
Whether Metrolinx would be comfortable with such an arrangement is another thing entirely.

Margaret Avenue is not a Regional road, so the Region would not get involved in its reconstruction. It is my understanding that the City of Kitchener is rebuilding it.
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#58
Then please mentally substitute "City's" where I wrote "Region's".
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#59
Well that didn't take long, to get intercity graffiti on the new bridge ;(

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#60
I'm anxious to see when the region plans to sell that piece of land that used to house that small plaza on the corner. Or if they'll hold onto it and build a regional building.
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