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Old Posted Jan 3, 2009, 1:34 AM
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Great Canadian Bridges

Another amazing thing about SSP, how come we have no Canadian Bridge thread? I promise this is the last thread i start tonight, hehe, sorry.

Again here are a couple old ones to start but i will take some new ones of more bridges very soon.

Skytrain bridge and the Patella bridge crossing the Fraser connecting New Westminster and Surrey.



The Alex Fraser bridge crossing the fraser connecting Richmond and Delta



The under construction Golden Ears bridge connecting Maple Ridge and Surrey



And one from September of the new Pitt River bridge under construction connecting Pitt Meadows and Port Coquitlam.



I hope to see many pics of Canadian bridges!
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Love the skytrain bridge!

Winnipeg's Esplanade Riel, connecting St. Boniface and the Forks/downtown.





CN Rail bridge crossing the Red River.



and crossing the Assiniboine River. Nothing special, but historically pretty important.




Not the biggest, but a favorite. Assiniboine Park footbridge crossing the Assiniboine leading from Portage Ave. into Assiniboine Park.


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the Burrard Bridge (nm the time stamp)



Foot Bridge from Waterfront Station to SeaBus:



Edmonton's Low Level Bridge (as seen from above)



bridge at Lundbreck Falls, Alberta:

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I think we have an old thread about your favorite bridge!
Montreal largest bridges, the city have the 2 busiest bridge in Canada!

Jacques-Cartier bridge(second busiest bridge in Canada with 35.4 million vehicle crossings annually)




Champlain bridge(busiest bridge in Canada, 57.1 million vehicles cross the Champlain Bridge every year.)
This bridge is so busy that they will add 8 to 10 more lanes and a new light rail train.
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The new structure would likely be 8 to 10 lanes wide and include a light rail train to connect the south shore to Montreal.

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Halifax has many small bridges but only two are of note.

MacKay Bridge (foreground) and the McDonald Bridge (background):

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MacKay Bridge - 1.6km long suspenion bridge. It is Halifax's busiest bridge with four lanes (two in each direction) and connects directly the Circ Highway in Dartmouth to the two main north-south connectors in Halifax. It strecthes across the Narrows near the Bedford Basin.

MacDonald Bridge - Nearly the same length as the MacKay Bridge it is the oldest bridge in use in Halifax being built in 1954. It was originally two lanes wide but it was recently converted to a three lane reversing lane. It connects North Street to Nantucket Ave. One interesting point is this bridge was actually the third one built on the site. One was burnt by fire and the other was destroyed in the Halifax Explosion. There is a rumor that there is a curse on this bridge and that one night without warning the bridge will collapse and take everyone on it with it.

Just an interesting trivia fact. the Halifax Peninsula home to downtown and 100'000 citizens only has 22 lanes connecting to it the rest of the world and 7 of those lanes are via the two bridges. Because of this there is talk of building a third bridge or tunnel.
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Metro-One, I travel the Alex Fraser river bridge everyday for work. It's an awesome drive everyday when I cross that bridge
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I've always like the CN Rail bridge in Winnipeg. A Canadian classic.
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The bridges over the rail cut in the South End of Halifax are small but interesting:


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Bedford has a CN bridge that looks much like the one in Winnipeg.

The idea of a third major harbour crossing is interesting but it is a little depressing to hear the outcry against it - $1B is too much (it would be user pay..), people should take their bikes instead, where will people park, etc. The third crossing is something that was planned long ago to better connect part of the city and the reality is that bridges from 1970 for a city of 250,000 are not going to work indefinitely.
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Vancouver's Canada Line North Arm Fraser River Bridge


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The bridges over the rail cut in the South End of Halifax are small but interesting:


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Bedford has a CN bridge that looks much like the one in Winnipeg.

The idea of a third major harbour crossing is interesting but it is a little depressing to hear the outcry against it - $1B is too much (it would be user pay..), people should take their bikes instead, where will people park, etc. The third crossing is something that was planned long ago to better connect part of the city and the reality is that bridges from 1970 for a city of 250,000 are not going to work indefinitely.
I didn't even think of the railcut bridges. But then again as you said they are so small that its hard to notice them. One thing interesting about them is of all the bridges over the railcut only the Younge Ave Bridge is double-arched.

Yes unfortunately Bedford does have one of those CN Bridges. It is extremely ugly and I hate how the support column goes directly into the Sackville River.

As for the third bridge I'm for it as long as there's a bus/HOV lane, bicycle facilities, a sidewalk, it looks attractive, and it still allows for the Greenway to be built. Since I live on the wrong side of town I'll never use it so I'm not worried about the tolls and costs associated with it.
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pedestrian bridge over the Bow river at Riverbend/Carburn Park






Jaipur pedestrian bridge to Prince's Island Park. Calgary and Jaipur India are twin cities.


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The High Level bridge is Edmontons' most distinguished bridge



The LRT bridge with pedway underneath



An example of one of the many pedestrian bridges across the North Saskatchewan

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Hamilton:

McQueston High Level Bridge


Several other bridges pass under the high level bridge, including the 403 (background) and two train bridges.




Lift Bridge:



James N. Allen Skyway


I would imagine the skyway is one of the busiest bridges in Canada, the QEW is pretty busy.
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Champlain bridge(busiest bridge in Canada, 57.1 million vehicles cross the Champlain Bridge every year.)
Are you only counting bridges using one structure? Any of the Hwy 401 bridges through Toronto are busier, but they use multiple structures.

The Ashburnham Bridge in Peterborough. The central span is 234 ft of unreinforced concrete, the longest in the world at the time it was built.

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Victoria Bridge, Montreal

First bridge to connect the island to the mainland, built in 1860. It was the longest and one of the most technologically advanced bridge in the world when opened.

It still operates today.


The bridge has a lot of stories and historical tid bits, one of Canada's landmarks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Bridge,_Montreal

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Lethbridge Viaduct.

Finished in 1909.
Height:314ft.
Length:5327ft.

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The new Kicking Horse Canyon Park Bridge along the Trans-Canada in BC:


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The Alex Fraser Bridge is my favourite bridge in Vancouver. I remember being so impressed by it when we'd drive over it when visiting Vancouver.

It's almost identical to the Nanpu Bridge here in Shanghai (minus the circular ramp at one end )...
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