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Old Posted Apr 23, 2017, 2:29 PM
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Manitoba's bridge to nowhere, the 17-span Port Nelson Bridge, still braving the fierce waters of the Hudson Bay after a century of abandonment.

http://www.airphotona.com/nextimg.asp?imageid=3484

The Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge, on practically every postcard of Winnipeg, with the neighbouring Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

http://www.immigratemanitoba.com/esplanade-riel-bridge/

A place of urban legends, the Arlington Bridge. It was actually meant to cross the Nile.

http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/sites/arlingtonbridge.shtml
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2017, 4:46 PM
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The St. Mary's Sarnia Bridge

This former railway bridge, in the small town of St. Mary's, was a former railway bridge used in the 19th century and 20th century, until it was abandoned in favour of a new bridge farther south. In the late 80's the town thought of how to revitalize the bridgeway for the community, and in the 90's the bridge was repurposed to the present pedestrian bridge it serves as now. All rails had to be ripped up, and an entirely new trail system was created in the former track route. The bridge opened in 1996, and it's a really nice bridge, especially to walk down in the evening. It's also very photo-friendly. (All photos by me)
[IMG]SN015430 by Joshua Kennington Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]P1013978 by Joshua Kennington Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]SN015327 by Joshua Kennington Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Balance by Joshua Kennington Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Southern View (Downtown)
[IMG]Southern by Joshua Kennington Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]SN015466 by Joshua Kennington Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Northern view (New Subdivision, rural farm)
[IMG]Northern by Joshua Kennington Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Final shot, from January:
[IMG]Everlong by Joshua Kennington Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2017, 3:56 AM
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Manitoba's bridge to nowhere, the 17-span Port Nelson Bridge, still braving the fierce waters of the Hudson Bay after a century of abandonment.

http://www.airphotona.com/nextimg.asp?imageid=3484
So, what's the story? They thought they needed a second port?
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2017, 11:11 AM
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So, what's the story? They thought they needed a second port?
Port Nelson was actually meant to be Manitoba's northern port. That's partly why the HBC Railway continues on a strong northeasterly direction until about Gillam, that's when the province decided that Churchill would be better and then the railway swings north to Churchill.
Construction on Port Nelson started sometime before WW1, and continued until the 1920's. All that remains is the bridge, artificial island and a 180 ft dredge that was beached on the island in a storm.

http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/mb_history...yrailway.shtml

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What a neat story, thanks for sharing! So strannge to have such a large orphaned piece of infrastructure in the middle of nowhere.
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Construction of the new Champlain bridge over the St. Lawrence :
Here's a video by Gabriel Gingras, added on YouTube on July 28, 2017

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Bonus : nice view on the skyline.
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^Thanks. That might be the most awesome construction site to view in any Canadian city right now.

It's going up pretty fast, too.
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Construction of the new Champlain bridge over the St. Lawrence :
Here's a video by Gabriel Gingras, added on YouTube on July 28, 2017

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Bonus : nice view on the skyline.
nice find. great video.
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