Bytown Bridges - Ponts Bytown - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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N 45° 26.335 W 075° 41.767
18T E 445555 N 5031946
Quick Description: The Bytown Bridges span the Rideau River and link the residence of the Governor General to the Parliament buildings. Les ponts Bytown enjambent la rivière Rideau et relient la résidences du Gouverneur general avec les édifices du parlement.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/2/2013 6:46:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMHETV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
Text of the plaque mounted on the side of the Bytown Bridges:

On September 8, 2005, the new Bytown Bridges were opened by Her Exellency the Right Hounourable Adrienne Clarkson, C.C., C.M.W., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada.

The Bytown Bridges are part of the Confederation Boulevard ceremonial route in Canada's Capital. They were built by the City of Ottawa in partnership with the National Capital Commission.

Texte de la plaque fixée sur le côté des ponts Bytown:

Les nouveaux ponts Bytown ont été inaugurés le 8 septembre 2005 par Son Excellence, la très honorable Adrienne Clarkson, C.C., C.M.W., C.O.M., C.D., Gouverneur générale du Canada.

Les ponts Bytown font partie du boulevard de la Confédération parcours d’honneur de la capitale du Canada. Ils ont été érigés par la ville d’Ottawa en partenariat avec la Commission de la capitale nationale.

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
Governor General Of Canada
October 7, 1999 to September 27, 2005.

"Born in Hong Kong in 1939, Madame Clarkson came to Canada as a refugee with her family, during the war in 1942. She received her early education in the Ottawa public school system and later obtained an Honours B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto. She also did post-graduate work at the Sorbonne in France and became fluently bilingual.

A leading figure in Canada's cultural life, Madame Clarkson had a rich and distinguished career in broadcasting, journalism, the arts and the public service. During her career Madame Clarkson received numerous prestigious awards both in Canada and abroad in recognition for her outstanding contribution in professional and charitable endeavours. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1992, and upon her appointment as Governor General in 1999, she became Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada.

Madame Clarkson was the 26th Governor General of Canada from October 7, 1999 to September 27, 2005."

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La très honorable Adrienne Clarkson
Gouverneur générale du Canada
7 octobre 1989 au 27 septembre 2005


«Née à Hong Kong en 1939, Mme Clarkson a trouvé refuge au Canada avec sa famille durant la guerre, en 1942. Elle a d'abord étudié à Ottawa avant de poursuivre ses études à l'Université de Toronto, où elle a obtenu un baccalauréat avec spécialisation et une maîtrise en littérature anglaise. Elle a également effectué des travaux de recherche à la Sorbonne, en France, et elle est devenue bilingue.

Personnalité influente de la vie culturelle au Canada, Mme Clarkson a mené une carrière riche et exceptionnelle dans le domaine de la radiodiffusion, du journalisme, des arts et du service public. Elle a reçu de nombreux prix prestigieux au Canada et à l'étranger qui soulignent sa contribution remarquable dans des domaines professionnels et des œuvres de bienfaisance. Elle a été nommée Officier de l'Ordre du Canada en 1992 et, lors de sa nomination comme gouverneure générale en 1999, elle est devenue Chancelière et Compagnon principal de l'Ordre du Canada.

Madame Clarkson a été la 26e gouverneure générale du Canada du 7 octobre 1999 au 27 septembre 2005.»

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The Bytown Bridges

"The Bytown Bridges carry Sussex Drive over two branches of the Rideau River in Ottawa's central core, and as such represent a vital link within the city's transportation network.

A crossing has existed at the site since 1846. In 1954, two three-span structures had been constructed, and these represented one of the first uses of precast prestressed concrete girders in Canada.

Both bridges had been rehabilitated over the following decades, but by 2001 their superstructures had deteriorated to the point where they had to be replaced."

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What was opened/inaugurated?: Bridge

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: The Governor General of Canada

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 8 september 2005

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