As noted in the comments for yesterday's post, the Rideau Canal is now closed for the skating season, though I will have more shots from here before I'm done with the Winterlude series. I left off yesterday with a view at two bridges along the skateway. Turning around, this was the view in the opposite direction. The Canal is in the first part of a final curve at this place. Up ahead is the University of Ottawa; some of its buildings feature in the second shot.
On the other side of the curve, we get a view looking down the last stretch of the Canal. The bridge you see here was opened in 2006, linking the university's campus on the right with the downtown core on the left. It is the Corktown Bridge, a gracefully designed pedestrian bridge that sees a good deal of use each day. The name is a nod to the many Irish immigrants and their families, who came to work on building the Rideau Canal nearly two hundred years ago, and built a life here afterwards.
Here we have a view looking south from on the bridge itself. This bridge has become infested with those obnoxious, pointless, irritating love locks.
This is the view looking north. In the mist and snow, the Laurier Avenue Bridge can be made out, as well as the ghostly outline of the Chateau Laurier.