Huge masses of steel, marvels of suspension, and Art Deco detailing, Canadian bridges show an engineers skill and eye for beauty. Across Canada, and across the decades, bridges have joined cities, created new urban centres and made trade more efficient. Many took years and years to build, with workers having to insert footing deep into soft bedrock. Each bridge carries a story, and in this slideshow you’ll see bridges that are over 100 years old and still being used everyday, and also Canada’s newest big bridge, in Pitt Meadows B.C. that replaced a small commuter ferry only two years ago.
September 15, 2011