Pretoria Bridge

By: Lesley

Jan 01 2012

Category: bridges, Ottawa


Focal Length:9.7mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

The bridge in the distance is the Pretoria Bridge, a lift bridge built in 1915 that crosses the Rideau Canal and connects The Glebe and Centretown to Old Ottawa East. In the 1970s it was rebuilt almost exactly as it was when it was discovered that it had been seriously damaged by road salt. In the foreground is the  Queensway Bridge of the Trans Canada Highway 417.

Participating in Sunday Bridges


8 comments on “Pretoria Bridge”

  1. I’m a wee bit hung over from New Years celebrations… but here goes. Are there two bridges in your photo or is it just me:-)
    Really is a good shot comparing the old an newer bridge together.The older one has more class than the new one. Happy New Year!

  2. That is pretty cool bridge and the foggy background is perfect! Happy New Year!

    Sunday Bridges

  3. A bridge behind a bridge nice composition. Happy New Year for you Lesley.

  4. Fantastic contribution to Sunday Bridges.

    Happy New Year to you! «Louis» very much appreciates your participation in the meme.

  5. Terrific framing of the two bridges… with that awesome reflection of the Pretoria Bridge!

  6. PS. I meant to add: Happy New Year, Lesley… may 2012 bring you your heart’s desire!

  7. So beautiful and Old World looking. Love the stonework and the arches. I wish wee had these here in Virginia. I would be so happy. genie

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