Ottawa Airport Parkway Pedestrian and Bike Bridge - Ottawa, Ontario
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N 45° 21.242 W 075° 39.472
18T E 448470 N 5022490
Quick Description: Officially opened on November 29, 2014, the Ottawa Airport Parkway Pedestrian and Bike Bridge spans the Airport Parkway in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/30/2019 6:30:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM10N1H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
Inscription on the plaque mounted on the bridge:

Ottawa Airport Parkway Pedestrian and Bike Bridge
Pont Piétonnier et cyclable de la promenade de l'aéroport.

Officially opened on / Inaugurée le
November 29, 2014 / 29 novembre 2014

A key feature of Ottawa's pedestrian and cycling network, this iconic landmark also serves as a gateway to the National Capital Region.

Élement clé du réseau piétonnier et cyclable d'Ottawa, cet ouvrage emblématique sert de porte d'entrée vers la capitale nationale.

Mayor / Maire
Jim Watson

Councillor / Conseillère
Marie McRae

Bike Ottawa Article

"It took a a couple of years longer than planned but the bridge is finally open. Judging by the large turnout (an estimated 300 cyclists and pedestrians) the bridge is going to be popular. The bridge provides a long-overdue east-west connection over the Airport Parkway in the Nation's Capital. Lots of city staff and local politicians came out to see the opening.

People were thanked for their perseverance to get this project done. It was one of those headache files that you really don't want to have on your desk, as design and construction were initially not up to standards. Major Watson admitted he "was originally a Doubting Thomas" regarding such a frivoulous design, but considering his Presbyterian upbringing, that comes as no surprise.

Cyclists and pedestrians no longer have to use the dreaded Hunt Club Road to get to the Multi-Use Pathways or South Keys transit station. The bridge connects the calm roads of Hunt Club East - Western community -and further west Mooney's Bay- with the paths along Sawmill
Creek."

Source: (visit link)
Date Completed: 11/29/2014

Usage: Bicycle

Length: Not listed

WWW: Not listed

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