Rideau Canal Pedestrian Bridge Photos


2006-11-21 (2 photos)

They've put boards up along the side of the bridge, so that when snowplows go by it won't fall on the canal. Good to know they plan on plowing it!

A closeup. It makes you wonder whether these boards were thought of in the design stage...

This post added January 8, 2007 [images re-added 2014-03-17]
Copyright 2005-2007 Charles Akben-Marchand


2006-11-07 (5 photos)

Here you can see the recently-laid sod on the southeast approach. Notice how it echoes the windows in the building in the top-left? I didn't until just now.
This sod was more uniform, on the northeast side.
And the end of the northeast abutment. They're almost done there.
Northeast, towards Colonel By drive.
Here's a view of the southeast from the East approach. There's a gentleman there sweeping away dirt.

This post added January 8, 2007
Copyright 2005-2007 Charles Akben-Marchand


2006-11-03 (12 photos)

...and now all trace of the temporary pathway is gone. The only evidence is on this website!
I realized that I didn't have many photos of the whole bridge, only the pieces as they were built. So being a wonderful day, I took a few. I like this one the most.
Here's a slightly different angle of the landscaping between the East approach and Colonel By Drive.
There were some pylons and caution tape on the steps on the East side. I'm not sure why.
Here they're offloading some more sod, to be installed around the East approach.
And here they're installing it!
Here is the vegetation installed around the East approach. It will be bounded by more grass.
And you can see that they've installed trees on the northwest flower bed.
...and a cute little organized bunch of plants on the southwest flower beds. A truck is intentionally blocking the stairway.
Here's the view North from the West abutment. They've put grass down here, as well.
There's a temporary stop sign for cyclists at this intersection. Across the way, they've filled in the grassy area.
...more grass, on the South side of the west approach.

This post added January 8, 2007
Copyright 2005-2007 Charles Akben-Marchand