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Love the juxtaposition of the elements in this photo by @lafleurwander
Selected by @andrew.kaikai
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Looking at the #AlexandraBridge from the #Gatineau side of the #OttawaRiver . This is behind the #CanadianMuseumOfHistory . 🇨🇦🌉
“The prime movers for the construction of this #bridge were two local #railway companies, later part of the Canadian Pacific Railway, that established the Interprovincial Bridge Company, …. The necessary legislation and financing was finally obtained in 1898. The CPR retained ownership of the bridge until it was taken over by the National Capital Commission in 1970: it is now owned by Public Works Canada. “The Interprovincial Bridge Company awarded the contract for the design and erection of the #steel superstructure to the fledgling Dominion Bridge Company. The company started work on the substructure in 1898 and steel erection, started in December 1899, was completed nine months later. The first locomotive crossed the bridge on December 12, 1900, although the official opening did not take place until April 22, 1901. “At the time of it's opening [the #AlexandraBridge ] was the fourth longest cantilever (pin-connected truss type) span in the world, with a clear span of 320 m (1049ft 9in.). It had a total length, including approach spans and trestle, of 818m. (2685ft.). All steel used was mild steel and the piers were built of concrete with a masonary facing built above the water line. The Summer and Winter water levels of the river were critical factors in the bridge construction. Excavation for the main piers was hindered by the presence of up to 7.6m (25ft.) of sawdust, wood slabs and logs from the lumber mills upstream. Timber cribs were founded on the bedrock and concrete was placed in them, underwater, by "kibbles" (bottom opening steel buckets), with the assistance of divers. In order to erect the main span steelwork, a temporary truss, supported by four scows anchored in the river, was constructed. The original railway track and two pedestrian footpaths ran between the trusses, with cantilevered decks for road and streetcar traffic.“
Another view of the #AlexandraBridge crossing the #OttawaRiver to #Quebec , this time from #SussexDrive near the Embassy of Japan. The bridge’s main span length is 169.4 meters, while the structure length is 566 meters. There are three main spans.
“The #AlexandraBridge was originally the named the Interprovincial Bridge and officially renamed "Royal Alexandra Bridge" only a year later. The bridge is a magnificent #heritage bridge that spans the #OttawaRiver right next to the center of Canadian government, Parliament Hill. […] It is also next to where the #RideauCanal , a World Heritage site, connects to the Ottawa River. In a setting with such rich heritage and iconic structures, this bridge is an essential element of the area and it contributes greatly to the rich heritage and culture found here. The bridge has been honored by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering as a National Historic Civil Engineering Site.
“Aside from the iconic geometric beauty formed by its trusses, the #bridge is historically & technologically significant as an extremely early surviving example of a large-scale cantilever truss bridge that represented a significant engineering achievement when completed. There are only a very small number of surviving #cantilever truss bridges in North America that are older than this bridge. It was especially noteworthy in the context of Canada because it was designed and erected by Canadians without assistance of firms outside the country.
”A bridge with more than just a truss as a cantilever, the deck of this bridge is extremely unusual because it includes a design where the floorbeams are cantilevered far out beyond the truss lines to provide lanes originally for both vehicular and electric rail, while the traditional roadway space between the trusses was reserved for steam rail. This feature is particularly unusual because it is an original design feature of the bridge. This sort of deck expansion is sometimes added to a bridge in later years, ….”
Spotted the Garlic King this morning. Perhaps "spotted" is an understatement ... I couldn't peel my eyes off of his lit up van that was loudly playing Christmas music on external speakers. That thing can't possibly be legal!!
From idea to execution..
We took our time perfecting
Top Shelf Bitters before their release.
Now that they've received the @TSdistillers seal of approval they're ready to be shared with the world.
7 flavours of Craft Cocktail Bitters available in the Top Shelf Distillers storefront or online via our website www.topshelfbitters.com
Supporting another’s success won’t ever dampen your own, I promise 👱🏼♀️🥂
Where are my fellow creatives at?! I’d love to connect.. & yes, makeup artists too please! (bonus points if you’re local) 💕
You guys, I swear sometimes I forget about my own recipes on my blog, it’s the worst. 🤦♀️ I shared the recipe for these coconut macaroons in the spring and I totally forgot about them until 3 separate people emailed me in the past month telling me how much they loved them. Which is amazing, but now all I want to do is make them! Have you guys tried them? They are made with only 5 ingredients which is the best part about these little suckers and super easy to make. I think you should give them a go and let me know what you think. 😉 #redsrecommendations
On the final night of the @ottawajazz festival this summer we took over the VIP tent for a night of cocktails, @feistmusic on stage and live art by @juancarlos.noria & @koneko29 for our bottle art series.
Swipe all the way to the left to watch a time-lapse of this duo take bottles 6 and 7 in the series from blank canvas to masterpiece.
What’s Going Down This Weekend ✨
Friday: @djmes1 (California) @guesthousemusic with @djbalu & @jeffdougler
Saturday: Disco Lab - All Vinyl —> @lifeboogie with Greg Reain
Sunday: @real16bitlolitas at @sunday.sessions.ottawa with @blake.sutherland & @si_sheppard