Corktown Footbridge - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.220 W 075° 41.091
18T E 446419 N 5029873
Quick Description: The Corktown Footbridge is located in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 12/18/2011 8:46:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMDBAA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 24

Long Description:
"The Corktown Footbridge (French: Passerelle Corktown), also referred to as the Somerset Street bridge or simply the Somerset Bridge, is a footbridge in Ottawa, Canada built across the Rideau Canal. The bridge is located about 400m south of the Laurier Avenue Bridge. It was opened on September 21, 2006.

It links Somerset Street East in Sandy Hill and the University of Ottawa with Somerset Street West in Centretown."

Wikipedia: (visit link)

The contemporary design works on many levels; its light, elegant arched profile is respectful of the important heritage setting, while the concealed LED lighting provides crisp, clean accenting of the structure by night. It is no surprise that usage has exceeded all expectations.

The bridge’s proximity to the downtown core provides a new destination for visitors to the National Capital. It enables an inviting walking route that takes in both sides of the canal, with the bridge and its east approach offering new vantage points for spectacular views of Laurier Bridge, Chateau Laurier, Parliament Buildings and activity on the canal itself - from watercraft in the summer to thousands of skaters during Winterlude.

Reference: (visit link)
Length of bridge: 70 metres

Height of bridge: Approximately 10 meters

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrian and bikers

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
It crosses the Rideal Canal.

Date constructed: The bridge opened on September 21, 2006

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Rideau Canal pedestrian and bike paths located on each side of the canal.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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