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Old Posted Feb 3, 2012, 3:29 AM
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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
There is the Garden City Skyway over the Welland Canal on the east side of St Catharines, though it's pretty much at the 405 interchange.



P.S. Love the Old Quebec Bridge on the last page. I read the book about the failed construction phases back in December, its fascinating that given the repeated failures it stands the way it does today.
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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)
Have you driven on the Trans Canada between Winnipeg and Regina in the middle of winter? Brandon, MB was a welcome respite!
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This crumby old bridge has a special place in my heart being that it's my hometown
Main St. Bridge - Welland, Ontario -built 1930

It crosses the old Welland Canal (now recreational waterway since the bypass was built in the early 1970's). For 4 decades this lift bridge was the lifeline connecting the West(generally newer/more prosperous) and East (generally older/less prosperous) sides of town with most of the downtown being located on the East side.

anecdote: My mum was perpetually late for high school in the mornings because she lived on the East side and Welland High was on the West Side. I wish I could have used the boat traffic excuse!


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^ Oh come on, nobody cares about Windsor


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Here's one I took today in Selkirk, Manitoba.
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Here is a sweet pic Officedweller posted from the construction web cams of the new Port Mann:



As you can see, this bridge is a monster!

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As you can see, this bridge is a monster!
Damn right!
- widest 'tall bridge' in the world
- tallest bridge overall in Canada
- has the tallest cranes in Canada working on it


And voted 3rd most impressive bridge in Canada by SSP forum members > http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=193785
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Interesting facts! It is quite the bridge.
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That cable stay bridge is huge. There is a tonne of traffic in that corridor! (seen in some other pictures)

I think I asked this before, but is the old bridge next to it staying put once the new one is open?
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That cable stay bridge is huge. There is a tonne of traffic in that corridor! (seen in some other pictures)

I think I asked this before, but is the old bridge next to it staying put once the new one is open?
It is going to be demolished. There are some people who'd like to see it turned into a sort of pedestrian/bike crossing, I don't think that'll happen though. It's not like you can't bike across the new bridge.
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insanely tall and awesome!!
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The new Johnson Street Bride in Victoria.


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British Columbia leading the charge with new bridges. The Victoria bridge looks neat.
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It is going to be demolished. There are some people who'd like to see it turned into a sort of pedestrian/bike crossing, I don't think that'll happen though. It's not like you can't bike across the new bridge.
And would people really walk across it? It's so out of the way of anything on foot.
As much as I like the old bridge, the new bridge will look much better on its own
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New Edmonton one, construction next spring.









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Very nice, I like it.
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Decorative bridge curves are such an annoying fad. Whether or not they look bad is debatable, but they increase the distance that must be travelled.
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I like the pedestrian walkway! Will the bridge ease traffic in the area? Oh and could you fish off that thing?
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Deconstruction of the Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria has begun.


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Old Posted Feb 10, 2012, 4:28 AM
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And would people really walk across it? It's so out of the way of anything on foot.
As much as I like the old bridge, the new bridge will look much better on its own
Yea, no kidding. Riverview patients might use it, but they would only go halfway...
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