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Bridges-Filling the Gap

Bridges are playing a major theme in our city lately. Two are being torn down to make way for new ones.Another, the High Level Bridge, has been adorned with over 50,000 lights to entertain us in the dark of night.

Today’s post focuses on the 102 Avenue bridge that joins the west end to downtown and stands  beside the Royal Alberta Museum. It is more of a functional bridge than “pretty” but that does not make it any less important.The 102 Avenue bridge is over a hundred years old and spans a deep ravine.It has flaws and weaknesses and needs to be torn down. The road under it is a major road as is the the one that runs over it. so that means temporary detours for Groat Road as well as the bridge road for  the next 15 months.

It has some flaws but as you can see in these photos , the structure still has strength because it didn’t fall apart as easily as expected. The clean-up is going to take longer than first estimated.I felt it important to record some of this moment in time.

I am looking from the museum side to the High Street shopping area off of 124 Street.

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2 responses

  1. Interesting that the focus is bridges in the city. Best to have safe ones!

    July 8, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    • There is a lot of building everywhere but these sure are causing traffic disruptions but we will survive, as well as whine.

      July 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm

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