Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Bridge In Two Seasons

Most of these shots, with the exception of the last, are from the summer, in the vicinity of the Pretoria Bridge, where it crosses the Rideau Canal. The bridge, a vertical lift bridge, takes its name from Pretoria Avenue, a nod to veterans of the South African War of 1899-1902.

This view of the bridge also takes in fall colours- the tree below can be found in the above shots for comparison. The water in the Canal has been lowered for the winter season since I've taken this shot.


  1. Pretoria Bridge is a sturdy affair William, looks good in all seasons.. how old is it?

  2. The Rideau Canal continues to amaze me.

  3. A pretty place and that is a great looking bridge.

  4. I like the tunnel to pass under the bridge.

  5. Really beautiful and nice bridge. And the views are wonderful.

  6. @Grace: a century old this year. It dates back to 1915, and has had restoration work down through the years.

    @Stuart: it's a great thing to have in the city.

    @VP: and more of it to come!

    @Nancy: it's a unique bridge here in the city... we've got a lot of them, but this is the only one I can think of like this.

    @Karl: that appears to be a consensus.

    @Revrunner: definitely!

    @Marianne: I'm always drawn to arches.

    @Orvokki: they certainly are!

  7. That is a pretty bridge and area around it. Have a great day.

  8. What a beautiful area! I would love to ride the bike around and enjoy each season there!

  9. The tunnel is nice, and looks very clean. No graffitti!

  10. @Marleen: thank you!

    @EG: I've always liked this part of town.

    @Tamgo: we have a whole lot of bike paths here.

    @Marleen: none that I've ever noticed.

    @RedPat: I quite agree. A lot of character to it.

  11. A very cool bridge. I like the ped tunnel. Nice view too.

  12. I love seeing fall colors in such a nice setting.

  13. Yes, I could do with some summer shots about now. Nice comparison of summer and fall shots.

  14. Looks like a beautiful place for a stroll!

  15. Such a neat looking bridge and I would like to walk that path.

  16. Nice and green but I'm ready for bare trees and snow here!!!

  17. @MB: thanks!

    @Sharon: I was pleased there were some colours here. I was back in the area a few days ago on the other side of the Canal and took some more fall shots.

    @Red: I'm going to have a whole lot of fall shots in November!

    @Norma: it is.

    @Denise: I've walked there many times.

    @Ciel: I'm ready for snow- but today we're getting a drenching.

    @Linda: me too!

    @Halcyon: they're so colourful.

  18. Great William, i do like a bridge, they are always interesting...

  19. This bridge looks more stout than most I've seen and it certainly looks solid, too.

  20. Nice shots! I love the capture of the cyclist and his shadow.

  21. Pretty thank you for the photo tour.

  22. I specially like the photos with the soft reflections of the bridge. It looks like it's build in a nice green surrounding.

  23. The bridge is a beautiful structure. The attention to stonework detail is fascinating. Stunning reflections.

  24. @Geoff: this one is!

    @Mari: I agree.

    @Kay: very much so.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Tex: that it is.

    @Carolann: you're welcome.

    @Jan: I do too.

    @Beth: so do I.

    @Gemma: I agree.