It has been my tradition for some time now to go out to the Portage Bridge as it crosses the Ottawa River from Ontario into Quebec, from Ottawa into Gatineau. I do this twice a month to document the view downstream from the bridge as conditions change during seasons. Landmarks seen in this frame include the Alexandra Bridge, Nepean Point, the National Gallery, Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court of Canada, and Victoria Island at the extreme right. Today I show how things have unfolded over the last few months.
To begin, here's a view of how things were in the first half of March, with ice still downstream from the bridge on a cold day.