Island Park Bridge replacement webcam

The City of Ottawa has initiated a “rapid replacement” program for both Island Park bridges of Hwy. 417 (the Queensway) which begins tomorrow morning.

This involves, according to the City, removal of entire bridge sections in one go and dropping new, preconstructed sections in. Rather than taken weeks to months, a section can be finished and ready to use in 15 hours. The new sections will be constructed on-site nearby and the old sections demolished in the same site.

A webcam will allow you to see the work as it happens!

Not the most exciting image, but you get the idea…

Sighhhh…..

I swear, there must be something in the water in Nova Scotia that sucks the brains right out of certain City officials…..

“A nine-year-old girl in Windsor, N.S., has been told she cannot attend a one-day camp where participants fish, hike and play golf, because it is for boys only.

The camp, run by the Municipality of the District of West Hants, north of Halifax, has a separate program for girls called the Glamorous Girls camp, which includes a trip to a spa for manicures and pedicures.”

…”And while he [Richard Dauphinee, the municipal warden] sympathizes with Lydia’s position, he said she is free to pursue her interests on her own.

“The place we’re going fishing is five minutes from her house, so if there were that big a concern, her mother or her parents could have taken her,” he said.

“I would have taken her myself but that wouldn’t be the thing to do; I’d probably get accused of something.”” The National Post

Island Park Bridge replacement webcam

The City of Ottawa has initiated a “rapid replacement” program for both Island Park bridges of Hwy. 417 (the Queensway) which begins tomorrow morning.

This involves, according to the City, removal of entire bridge sections in one go and dropping new, preconstructed sections in. Rather than taken weeks to months, a section can be finished and ready to use in 15 hours. The new sections will be constructed on-site nearby and the old sections demolished in the same site.

A webcam will allow you to see the work as it happens!

Not the most exciting image, but you get the idea…

Sighhhh…..

I swear, there must be something in the water in Nova Scotia that sucks the brains right out of certain City officials…..

“A nine-year-old girl in Windsor, N.S., has been told she cannot attend a one-day camp where participants fish, hike and play golf, because it is for boys only.

The camp, run by the Municipality of the District of West Hants, north of Halifax, has a separate program for girls called the Glamorous Girls camp, which includes a trip to a spa for manicures and pedicures.”

…”And while he [Richard Dauphinee, the municipal warden] sympathizes with Lydia’s position, he said she is free to pursue her interests on her own.

“The place we’re going fishing is five minutes from her house, so if there were that big a concern, her mother or her parents could have taken her,” he said.

“I would have taken her myself but that wouldn’t be the thing to do; I’d probably get accused of something.”” The National Post

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