Friday, March 5, 2021

A Mixture Of Eclectic Bridges

 Starting today, I took another shot back towards the University of Ottawa. One of the plows that keeps the skating surface clear was passing by.


Moving on, I headed for the next bridge. The 417 crosses through the city from east to west. On its far side the neighbourhoods change on both sides. And there's another bridge that is parallel to it and closer down to the skating surface.


One more look back for good measure.


This is the parallel bridge, the Pretoria Bridge, so named in honour of victory in the South African War.  It is a table lift bridge, with the middle span able to be raised to allow the passage of larger boats beneath.


Its architectural details have always interested me.


Here we look at it from the south side. Now on our left is the Glebe neighbourhood, while on our right is Old Ottawa East.


I photographed the way I was heading.


And then back at the bridge.


I paused here. Patterson Creek is an inlet area that feeds into the Rideau Canal from the Glebe, and part of the skateway is in there. Queen Elizabeth Drive crosses it over this graceful stone bridge. We'll go in there tomorrow.

29 comments:

  1. Yes, that is a beautiful bridge even though the shot was taken at this time of the year (winter time).

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  2. You have more bridges there. or am I mistaken?

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  3. That last bridge is a real beauty. I think you have shown this before in a previous winter.

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  4. Wow it is still very white at your place!

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  5. @Nancy: winter is the best time of year.

    @Iris: thank you.

    @Ella: we have a lot of bridges.

    @Jan: yes, I have.

    @Marianne: for now.

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  6. ...the turret is a nice touch.

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  7. There is a hunt of the medieval about it.

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  8. So quiet an peacefully beautiful.

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  9. Great theme. The last bridge is quite picturesque.

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  10. So nice to see the bridges William, the last bridge is charming ��

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  11. That is quite a variety of bridges.

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  12. So many styles of bridge, William.

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  13. Great shots of the canal and bridges ~ what a delightful place to be and photograph ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. Interesting tower on the bridge.

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  15. I am assuming you were skating... : )

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  16. @Tom: it is.

    @David: indeed.

    @Magiceye: definitely.

    @Anvilcloud: I think so.

    @Grace: yes it is.

    @Sharon: indeed.

    @RedPat: and more to come.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Marie: it is.

    @Catarina: just walking. I can't skate.

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  17. The towers along that bridge are a beautiful sight.

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  18. Surprising to see how much weight that ice can hold.

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  19. That looked like a great walk and I enjoyed the views along the way.

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  20. The bridges are nice to see. A woderful walk with nice sights along the way,

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  21. Sure is a great place to go skating or just taking a walk.

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  22. @Marleen: that they are.

    @Revrunner: there's a standard in thick iceness that is required for the canal to be opened.

    @Denise: it was quite a walk.

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Happyone: it is.

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  23. I've always liked that turret! Neat post!

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  24. This looks like a great place to walk! Have a nice weekend.

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  25. Beautiful photos. Skaters on the canal are favorites.

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  26. That last little bridge is so picturesque!

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  27. Love that last bridge too. The skaters seem to be having a lot of fun.

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