Did that, it's all fenced off up-close...
Note the beautiful simplicity of the design - post-tensioned concrete spanning the river. Easy to build, cheap, and without huge posts to support a suspension bridge. Love it.
May 5, 2012
Holy moley, it's a bridge!
Has the second span been started yet apart from the piers?
Nice shots, You take then from the Cambridge side and I'll take then from the Kitchener side. That will give us a good perspective.
Does anyone know how many lanes this bridge will have. Maybe 4?
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June 30, 2012
Has anyone heard if the new bridge is still on track to open on Saturday?
I've always wondered how a significant new section of road "opens" - at 5am or something do they just pull down the closed sign and that's that?
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Very nice, thanks for the link. So it looks like it will be open on Saturday, December 1?
Presumably it could soft-open earlier, if the crews finished up a few days ahead of that date?
I'm not sure right now as it has been delayed several times now. As a resident of the area I am looking forward to it opening asap. Unfortunately, the city of Kitchener has not planned appropriately enough for the increase in traffic volume on Fairway. It is a single lane, and the intersection on River and Fairway roads is going to be a traffic nightmare once this bridge opens.
Is a single lane really a problem on an arterial like this? I believe that beyond about Morrison, Fairway is a true arterial - no driveways or access points, only having turns at other roads. Particularly on the bridge access, we have a roundabout at Zeller, unencumbered road to, over, and beyond the bridge, and another roundabout at Fountain. If no cars are turning, what benefit is there to a second lane?
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