Today I'm back in Strathcona Park where I left off a couple of days ago. I mentioned this bridge, spanning the Rideau River and linking Sandy Hill on this side over to the Vanier and Overbrook neighbourhoods beyond. There was a seasonal footbridge here for years, but washed away in 1952 and never replaced. In 2015 a new pedestrian bridge was opened up here. It is called the Adawe Crossing Bridge. Adawe is an Algonquin word meaning trade, and giving the bridge that name is a nod to the First Nations heritage of the area.
The river here is apparently shallow enough to be forded, but the bridge now means that's no longer needed. It's 125 metres long, and has two spheres added as an art installation.
Here we have the west entrance.
A view downstream, with some of the ice break up.
Ducks could be seen around the river.
The art installation is called A View From Two Sides, by Kenneth Emig. Consisting of two spheres suspended from either side of the bridge, it adds a visual element to things with the reflective surfaces at eye level. Irresistible for the photographer.
Here we have the one on the side facing upstream.
From mid way on the bridge, views looking downstream.
Another view looking westward. I had seen this bridge before on visits to Strathcona Park, but this was my first time on it.
The park is over there.
Another view as I was heading back, this including one of the spheres, with Vanier in the background.
William - these spheres are so clever! I love the practical use of them, and even more so the symbolism! Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Beautiful blue sky, and the river is starting to flow again. Beautiful reflections on the spheres.ReplyDelete
Funny reflections of a beautiful landscape!ReplyDelete
What a nice walk ! But do you still have snow ? After a week of "summer" 22° they announced snow for next week here ! Crazy !ReplyDelete
Looks like a wonderful walk, beautiful views of the river, bridge and the art. Happy Easter, have a great weekend!
@Angie: they caught my eye.ReplyDelete
@Nancy: thank you.
@Gattina:: very littlle snow now.
@Eileen: it was a good walk.
...A View From Two Sides is wonderful! Enjoy your weekend William.ReplyDelete
Votos de uma Santa Páscoa.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Kevät saapuu, lumi sulaa ja jäät lähtee. Ihana aika.ReplyDelete
Teillä on enemmän lunta kuin meillä. Tosin Pohjois-Suomessa lunta on vielä paljon.
Those reflectors are a great idea!ReplyDelete
Nice views over the river, that art installation is a fine bonus.ReplyDelete
Happy Easter, William.
I also like to view rivers from the middle of the bridge so nice photos here.ReplyDelete
Great views and thank sou for the earworm ;-)ReplyDelete
You certainly are an amazing tourist guide? Have you ever thought of doing this professionally? You know the area so well.ReplyDelete
That artwork certainly gives all kinds of photo opportunities.ReplyDelete
Great views, Wiiliam. A View From Two Sides is brilliant and offers plenty of photo opps.ReplyDelete
The spheres are a great idea, William!ReplyDelete
Terrific views. Water does look cold but nice to see some blue sky!ReplyDelete
@Tom: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Magiceye: they are.
@Jan: I agree.
@Red: this is a good spot for it.
@Iris: it seemed appropriate.ReplyDelete
@Shammickite: no, but I enjoy presenting it.
@Sharon: it does.
@Happyone: it is.
That blue sky sure looks good.ReplyDelete
Love those arty orbs! And wonderful photos of a thawing riverReplyDelete
Love the name of the bridge!ReplyDelete
I do too.Delete
Shallow enough to be forded is not the same as shallow enough to be waded. Beautiful bridge.ReplyDelete
It's an elegant bridge and I like the reflections in the spheres:)ReplyDelete
I do too.Delete
That is the graceful bridge. I love the reflection spheres, especially.ReplyDelete
It's good art.Delete