This view looking south is from the Heron Bridge, recently renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. The bridge marks where Baseline Road becomes Heron Road, and spans both the Rideau River, which you can see below, and the Rideau Canal. Fifty years ago last month, the bridge was being constructed when it collapsed. Nine workers were killed, and many more were injured. You can read more here if you like. There was a re-dedication of the bridge and a nearby memorial plaque for the anniversary of the disaster.
These shots are from early August, and the river was quite low, as you can see. Many rocks you can see in the river should have been under water.
Coming back from my errands, I passed over the bridge again. Here we have the Rideau Canal and Carleton University in the background. The Rideau River is to the right in this shot, among the trees. You can get a sense of how close the two waterways are by comparing the second shot to the first. The river is also lower than the course of the canal here.
Heading towards the campus, one might find a fallen tree trunk leaning down towards the water, or look at the river itself, with islands that are showing more of themselves than when the water's at higher levels. We have had some more rain since I took these shots, which helped somewhat, but it has been a very dry summer.