Golden Ears Bridge & Sofie's

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August 17th 2015
Published: August 17th 2015
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The striking Golden Ears bridge is north of Langley BC & Sofie's Cosmic Cafe is in Vancouver in the beautiful Kitsilano district.

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Golden Ears Bridge - Side viewGolden Ears Bridge - Side view
Golden Ears Bridge - Side view

The reason for the odd name ;o) "The project was named through a community process and reflects the well-known lower Fraser Valley landmark, the Golden Ears peaks, which crown Mount Blanshard in Golden Ears Provincial Park. The successful submission to name the bridge was that of George Tabert, a local pastor."
Golden Ears Bridge at Langley BCGolden Ears Bridge at Langley BC
Golden Ears Bridge at Langley BC

The Golden Ears Bridge is a six-lane extradosed* bridge spanning the Fraser River & connecting Langley on the south side with Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge on the north side. (An extradosed bridge is a cross between a girder bridge and a cable-stayed bridge.) The bridge, which opened to traffic on June 16, 2009, replaced a ferry service several kilometers upstream. The new bridge will be run by a private consortium until June 2041. More info:
Sofie's Cosmic CafeSofie's Cosmic Cafe
Sofie's Cosmic Cafe

at 2095 West 4th ave in Vancouver. Located in the heart of beautiful Kitsilano at 4th & Arbutus, Sofie’s Cosmic Café, which first opened in 1988, is a Vancouver institution with its unique decor & freshly prepared comfort food.
The eclectic dining roomThe eclectic dining room
The eclectic dining room

has original art works of national and international artists mixed with vintage toys, metal kids lunch boxes, pendants, & shelves of collectibles. Then there’s the patio wall mural by the award winning artist Eric Metcalfe. More info:

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