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Pretoria Bridge. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluelamb03
N 45° 24.697 W 075° 40.997
18T E 446533 N 5028904
Quick Description: Built in 1915 and renovated in the 1970's, this vertical lift bridge has an unusual design in that it does not use towers and cabled counterweights to lift the center portion of the bridge.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/18/2011 12:33:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMCB9G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
Views: 41

Long Description:

Named in honour of a Boer War battle where Canadian troops distinguished themselves the Pretoria Bridge spans the historic Rideau Canal in downtown Ottawa.

You can watch a Youtube video of the bridge in action at this site.

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