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A symbol of Torontonian modesty and bureaucracy lives on—yes, the Fort York bridge is back from the grave

Urban planning types (and bridge lovers in general), rejoice! The Fort York Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge, which recently won an urban design award despite the fact that council voted to kill the project, will be resurrected. The public works committee approved a plan to build a bridge that will be less flashy and a few million dollars cheaper. Of course, the news wasn’t all good. Construction on the bridge cannot start until 2014, and time and money was surely wasted on the original plan. So the city will be left with is a bridge that’s impressive (but not too impressive), expensive (but not too expensive), wrapped in bureaucratic red tape, late and perhaps a little bit wasteful. In other words, the final product will be “quintessentially Torontonian.” Read the entire story [National Post] »

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