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Pont de la Tour Eiffel - Gatineau, Québec
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.780 W 075° 43.598
18T E 443159 N 5030939
Quick Description: Le Pont (en arc) de la tour Eiffel est situé sur la rue Montcalm à Gatineau, Québec. The Tour Eiffel (arch) Bridge is located on Montcalm Street in Gatineau, Québec.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 2/22/2012 7:39:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMDT9V
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:
La Pont de la Tour Eiffel, aussi connu sous le nom du pont de la rue Montcalm, est situé à Gatineau, Québec. Il y avait, depuis longtemps, un pont qui enjambait le ruisseau de la Brasserie à cet endroit, mais à partir des années 1980, il se devait d'être remplacé.

La ville de Hull et la Commission de la capitale nationale ont travaillé ensemble pour transformer cet emplacement près du ruisseau de la Brasserie et en faire un quartier touristique et culturel. Il a été décidé de construire une structure ornementée. Une poutre d'acier d'origine de la Tour Eiffel, qui avait fait partie d'un escalier récemment démonté, fut incorporée dans le pont. Un morceau de la poutre a été offert à Hull par le maire de Paris, Monsieur Jacques Chirac. Le style parisien servit de modèle aux architectes Paul Martineau et Eric Haar. Le pont a été ouvert en 1990.

The Tour Eiffel Bridge, also known as the Montcalm Street Bridge is a small but ornate bridge in Gatineau, Quebec. There had long been a bridge across Brewery Creek, but by the 1980s it needed to be replaced. Hull and the National Capital Commission were working to turn the Brewery Creek area into a tourist and cultural district. It was decided to build an ornate structure. Incorporated in the bridge was an original steel girder from the Eiffel Tower, that had been part of a recently disassembled staircase. The girder was donated to Hull by Paris mayor Jacques Chirac. Architects Paul Martineau and Eric Haar modeled the bridge on Parisian style. It opened in 1990.
[edit] References:

"Hull builds bridge to excellence." Bob Phillips. The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa, Ont.: Sep 2, 1990. pg. A.7

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Length of bridge: 90 meters

Height of bridge: 5 meters

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: motor vehicles, pedestrians, bikes

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Le ruisseau de la brasserie Brewery Creek


Date constructed: 1990

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Rue Montcalm Street

Location:
Gatineau, Québec, Canada


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