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Old Posted Dec 16, 2011, 1:20 AM
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Here are a few from Northwestern Ontario. Lots of lakes, but not a lot of highways means lots of bridges. Some of which are actually impressive!

The Noden Causeway is a 5.5km long series of 3 bridges on Rainy Lake just east of Fort Frances, Ontario. The Causeway was completed in 1965 and linked the farthest reaches of Northwestern Ontario with Highway 11. The main span is 1.2km long.


Photo By Government of Ontario

The Sioux Narrows Bridge is located on Highway 71 and passes over a portion of Lake of the Woods. Opened in 1936, it was the longest single span wooden bridge in North America. Structural issues required the dismantling of the wooden bridge in 2002. In 2006 the new bridge was completed, with wood cladding on the steel structure to maintain the look of the original bridge.


Photo by Krazytea (wikipedia)


The Rainy River-Baudette Bridge is the westernmost international crossing in Ontario. The bridge represents the terminus of Yonge Street, some 1,984km from where it starts in downtown Toronto. It links the towns of Rainy River, Ontario and Baudette, Minnesota.

Looking from Canada towards the United States. In the background is the CN Rail bridge.


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The Rainier Bridge is a rail bridge between Rainier, MN and Fort Frances, Ontario. It is one of the busiest rail ports of entry in the country. The bridge is located at Pither's Point where Rainy Lake feeds into the Rainy River. The bridge has a lift to accommodate marine traffic.


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RE: Noden Causeway...it's odd, I drove across it the last time I was back east, yet I have absolutely no memory of it. Yet I remember the steak sandwich I had for dinner in Fort Francis just prior...
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Old Posted Dec 16, 2011, 1:33 AM
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RE: Noden Causeway...it's odd, I drove across it the last time I was back east, yet I have absolutely no memory of it. Yet I remember the steak sandwich I had for dinner in Fort Francis just prior...
That's because once you get over the causeway, the 4 hours worth of rocks and trees and squirrels that you drive through on the way to Thunder Bay make your brain melt.

Fort Frances to TBay has gotta be one of the longest stretches where there's just . . . nothing. (Atikokan doesn't count)
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Although, if was in the last 3 years, the it was probably unremarkable due to the bridge being under construction. They just finished year 3 of a 5 year rehabilitation of the thing. Its been down to a single lane for the better part of 2 and a half years now.
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You should make your way to the Golden Ears Bridge one day as well, love biking over it.

Next on my target is to bike over the Alex Fraser. My personal favourite in Canada.
Yeah, you bet. It's definitely on the list.
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Sweet pics, thanks for posting.
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Here is a video I made last night of the Canada Line, Oak Street and Arthur Lang Bridges crossing the Fraser between Vancouver and Richmond. All the footage was taken at the end of October. Was fun to just sit back and watch the word go by. It is a busy little spot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLvK2YhZXCw" target="_blank">Video Link


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Cool shot of Calgary's nearly completed Peace Bridge from Doug Spinger on twitter

http://t.co/bt1rF1a
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Cool shot of Calgary's nearly completed Peace Bridge from Doug Spinger on twitter

http://t.co/bt1rF1a
Isn't that the bridge by Santiago Calatrava? Looks gorgeous!
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Probably not really in the realm of a "Great" Canadian Bridge. But I have always had an affinity for the QEW's Burlington Skyway:







and the lift bridge that sits beside the skyway care of a slightly dirty lens:
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Ambassador Bridge at night by http://www.flickr.com/photos/75646397@N06/

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^ Oh come on, nobody cares about Windsor
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As opposed to Burlington or Hamilton?
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Some nice pictures from the east there guys!
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Pont de Québec is such a beauty. Hard to believe it collapsed 2 times before completion in the 1900's...
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Probably not really in the realm of a "Great" Canadian Bridge. But I have always had an affinity for the QEW's Burlington Skyway:
Whats the name of the bridge farther east on the QEW? Its about 20 minutes before you have the option to turn off for the Lewiston crossing
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