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Another St Lawrence bridge, Pont Laviolette, Trois Rivieres


by Michael-N @ flickr (http://flickr.com/photos/muckyporter/3061262881/)
Vancouver needs to build a few more bridges like this.
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I love all bridges, but the four that stand out the most (for a variety of reasons) are, in order:
1. Pont de Quebec
2. Confederation Bridge (PEI-NB)
3. Jacques Cartier Bridge
4. Lion's Gate Bridge
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Plus there are some awesome railway trestles in Canada.
Kinsol Trestle, Vancouver Island:

source: http://www.kinsoltrestle.ca/
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The view from my birthplace.
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Here are some renders of a few of the new bridges in Metro Van (You will need to scroll for the first two, for they are best seen in high res)

The new Pitt River Bridge (Source is the BC government gateway website)



The new Golden Ears Bridge (Again from the official website)



The Coast meridian Viaduct (from thecity website and ssp) If someone has a larger photo please post!

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It doesn't cross a huge body of water but it's historic and I think it's pretty! Here is the Centre Street Bridge in Calgary:


By: Chuck Szmurlo @ Wikipedia.org


By: Darby Sawchuk @ dsphotographic.com


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By: Darby Sawchuk @ dsphotographic.com
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^agreed! the Centre Street Bridge is one of the best looking
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Kiskatinaw wooden bridge (Northern BC)


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the wooden bridge was replaced by this one


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The view from my birthplace.
you were born in the parking lot next to the New Westminster Quay?
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^perhaps at the Scott Paper plant?
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you were born in the parking lot next to the New Westminster Quay?
The Royal Columbian Hospital, to be precise (where the view is pretty much the same), but I simply meant New Westminster.
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Vancouver's Capilano Suspension Bridge. So scary =)
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No mention of the Patello Bridge??? lol

And as for The Lions Gate Bridge, it was great at a time when it could accomodate the commuters from North Van. Now however, I'm sure no one would mind seeing it go.
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Can we PLEASE keep images below 1200 x 1600 pixels??

© Djhsilver

Jacknife Bascule Bridge, from 1913 to 2002 the only way to access the Kam Delta Islands. Vehicular traffic now uses a larger bridge near the waterfront, this one is for rail traffic only. The road deck was dismantled in 2004. It is one of the largest bascule bridges in the world.


© Canuck Curt

James Street Swing Bridge, one of the oldest in the city.


CC BY NC SA er1danus

Black Bay Bridge, built in 1913, the longest reinforced concrete bridge in the world. (Or so the city claims. It was the longest when built, I don't know if a longer one has been built.)


© Brian D. Tucker

Canada's longest suspension footbridge. 600 feet long, 150 feet to the floor of Eagle Canyon. Located northeast of Thunder Bay.


© KarenR-TB

Island Drive Bridge, which has connected the Kam Delta Islands to Thunder Bay since 2002. It is the longest integral abutment bridge in Canada.
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This one is up in the middle of nowhere ALberta by Fairview

Dunvegan Bridge



Source:http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2022/...3b30e8.jpg?v=0
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Here's a proper picture of the MacKay Bridge in Halifax;


Source: "Phtogfrog" on Flickr

And the Old fashioned CN Bridge in Bedford (the longer of two in the town);


Source: "Tanya Reynold" on Flickr
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No mention of the Patello Bridge??? lol

And as for The Lions Gate Bridge, it was great at a time when it could accomodate the commuters from North Van. Now however, I'm sure no one would mind seeing it go.
Go where?

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No mention of the Patello Bridge??? lol

And as for The Lions Gate Bridge, it was great at a time when it could accomodate the commuters from North Van. Now however, I'm sure no one would mind seeing it go.
excuse me? you'd tear down a Vancouver landmark? a part of our history? hell, for that matter, you'd get rid of one of two links to the North Shore? are you f**king kidding me?

someone here has never been to North or West Vancouver in his life if this is how he thinks.
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Ottawa's 5 interprovincial bridges, from east to west

1 - MacDonald Cartier



2 - Alexandra



3 - Portage



4 - Chaudière (in foreground). The bridge behind is a rail bridge (Prince of Wales) that is not in use.




5 - Champlain



pics - me.
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Plus there are some awesome railway trestles in Canada.
Kinsol Trestle, Vancouver Island:

source: http://www.kinsoltrestle.ca/
I think I'd make a point to avoid that particular bridge...
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