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Old Posted Feb 7, 2009, 6:05 AM
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Purely Aesthetics? Possibly wind sheer? As you can see in the photo, there used to be some fairly large holes in the roof
It must be wind shear. It certainly can't be aesthetics, it looks like complete shite!
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It is in Rosedale, so I am guessing to contain the noise of the train.
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Even though I expect most Kelownians probably think this one is pretty great i'm not sure if this is a "great" Canadian bridge but I certainly think it's noteworthy since it just opened a few months ago; Kelowna's $179 million Bill Bennett Bridge:



I believe this bridge is the only record holder in Canada, thus possibly the greatest bridge in Canada. The Hartland Bridge in Hartland, New Brunswick is the world's longest covered bridge at 1282 feet (391m) long:

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Hate to bump the thread. Recent shot of the High Level Bridge in Edmonton.

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Unlikely that it's a great Canadian bridge, but I've always thought it was quite a picturesque bridge. A partial view of the Inverlea, or Parkhill Road, bridge in Peterborough, Ontario, as seen from Water Street:



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From the beach at Inverlea Park:



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One thing is for certain, there are some damn nice bridges in Canada. I am very impressed by many of them.

The Lion's Gate Bridge and the McKay Bridge would definately be among my favorites.
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further up the rail line is the Arlington bridge

source: mrchristian http://www.flickr.com/photos/christi...os/1349020339/

A little background of this bridge is worth passing on ... the Arlington Street Bridge was originally constructed by the Clevand Bridge Co to cross the Nile River. When delivery was cancelled it was purchased by the city of Winnipeg and assembled over one of the largest rail yards in the nation.
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Saskatoon bridges

Here's a few bridges from Saskatoon.

Traffic (aka Victoria) Bridge (1907)


Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge (1908)


Canadian National (aka Grand Trunk) Railway Bridge (1908)


University Bridge (1916)


Broadway Bridge (1932)


Senator Sid Buckwold (aka Idylwyld) Bridge (1966)
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I remember when i was in Saskatoon i loved the bridges. Many of them (such as the broadway bridge) seem to have an elegant charm to them.
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drm310 covered all of Saskatoon's, except the Circle Drive Bridge (1983).



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Here are daylight shots of the Ambassador Bridge. Thanks to Flar for the night shots.




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nice shot of the Alex Fraser in suburban Vancouver

photo by Murman on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/murman/...7601425442118/

here's a bridge you don't hear about often.

the Hoggs Hollow Bridge in toronto.


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With a 14-lane cross section (6 collector lanes, 8 express lanes), it is by far the busiest multi-span bridge in North America, surpassing the Brooklyn Bridge.

The inner under deck truss bridges were constructed in 1929, as Avenue Road/Yonge Boulevard extension to Yonge Street, and incorporated into the Highway 401 routing in the 1950s. It underwent a major rehabilitation in the early 1980s. Though the inner bridges are right next to each other, appearing as a single structure, there are two separate road decks.

The collector (outermost) spans are girder bridges were built in the late 1960s during the widening of Highway 401 to a collector-express system. A conventional lighting system with truss-neck poles was added to the bridges (and the rest of the widened 401) around this time.
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And quite possibly the worlds busiest bridge with appox. 125 million vehicle crossings per year.
In comparison the George Washington Bridge in NYC which is often regarded(erroneously so) as the busiest bridge in the world only carried 107,912,000 vehicles in 2007.
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Some Maritime Bridges

If the photos aren't credited, they're my own.

Campbellton bridge to Quebec


Burton Bridge in Oromocto (distance)


MacDonald Bridge in Halifax


Saint John Harbour Bridge






Reversing Falls Bridge, Saint John




bridge connecting Chatham and Newcastle in Miramichi


Seal Island Bridge on the TCH in Cape Breton



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I've also quickly become a fan of Centre St Bridge in Calgary


and the pedestrian bridges into Prince's Island Park including this one over Memorial Dr.


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A little background of this bridge is worth passing on ... the Arlington Street Bridge was originally constructed by the Clevand Bridge Co to cross the Nile River. When delivery was cancelled it was purchased by the city of Winnipeg and assembled over one of the largest rail yards in the nation.
Was this actually confirmed? I loved Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg, but this was one of the statements I couldn't figure out if it was true or not. Google gave me mixed results.
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Highway 1 bridge over Columbia River in Revelstoke. Not sure if it has a proper name.


International Bridge, Sault Ste. Marie ON/MI


Another shot of the Hartland covered bridge.


Trout Creek Trestle in Summerland BC. 73M high and 76M long.
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Nice pics. Here is one of mine i took today of the Golden Ears bridge. If anyone is in van this June on the 14th it is opening to the public for a walk across and civic party event.



Pic is my own

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That one is really neat...from that angle it looks like the freeway to nowhere.
Like many highways in Montréal ...

Les ponts de Québec


Le Pont Pierre Laporte
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No pictures from me today, just some rambling. Bottom line is, if you love bridges then Vancouver is the place in Canada to be over the next 5 years. I was driving yesterday from Poco to Maple Ridge (two communities in the metro area, about a 15 to 20 minute drive) and in doing so i drove through the Coast Meridian Bridge project, the Pitt River bridge Project and the Golden Ears Bridge/connector project and i realized, how often in the country do you drive through 3 major cable stayed bridge construction projects in 15/20 minutes?

Essentially this is the list of Vancouver's new Bridges, all of them Cable stayed.

Skytrain Canada Line bridge over Fraser River - Complete and open this summer.

Coast Meridian 4 lane Overpass (this overpass is 600m long so it is not a small project) over large train yard - Opens 2010

Golden Ears 6 lane bridge over the Fraser River - Opens in June

Pitt River 7 (expandable to 8) lane bridge over the Pitt River - Opens November

New 10 lane Port Mann Bridge over Fraser Rive - U/C opens 2013

New Patullo Bridge over Fraser River (6 to 8 lanes) - Proposed, currently in sight of being fast tracked, construction could begin in less than 5 years.

So thats a possible six new major cable stayed bridges opening in Van in a 10 year span, awesome!
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