Pedestrian walkway over Glenmore Trail at Legsby Road, just East of Crowchild Trail NW
Bridge, Abridged consists of several components which focus attention on the cutting-edge engineering and materials used in the pedestrian overpass structure. Adam Kuby integrates words and manipulates shapes to make users aware of the forces at work around them. The bridge engineering is unique because it uses a cantilevered system anchored by tension rods with a "floating" span supported between the two piers. This means that the opposing forces of tension and compression work together to support the bridge walkway. A benefit of this engineering design is that a centre support for the pedestrian bridge is not needed.
- Adam Kuby was commissioned in June 2006 through an invitational call using the Public Art Program's Artist Roster.
- The budget for Bridge, Abridged was $252,000.
- The public art project was a collaborative initiative of the Public Art Program and City of Calgary Transportation Infrastructure, the business unit sponsor.
- The capital project which provided the funding was the Glenmore Trail Causeway upgrades from 14th Street to Crowchild Trail.