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  PWGSC - Real Property - Alexandra Bridge Rehabilitation
The Alexandra Bridge presently carries 10% of the inter-provincial bridge traffic within the National Capital Region with approximately 18,000 vehicles per day crossing the bridge.
This represents the highest use of all inter-provincial bridges for cyclists and pedestrians.
The conceptual and preliminary design for the rehabilitation of the bridge were developed in 2005.
www.pwgsc.gc.ca /realproperty/text/alexandra/alexandra-e.html   (726 words)

  
  Alexandra Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Alexandra Interprovincial Bridge is a steel truss cantilever bridge spanning the Ottawa River between Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec.
The bridge was constructed between 1898 and 1900.
The name was changed in September 1901 to the "Royal Alexandra Bridge" in honour of the then Queen during the visit of the Duke of Cornwall, later King George V.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alexandra_Bridge   (404 words)

  
 Alexandra Bridge: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A cantilever bridge is a form of bridge whereby the structure is supported using the technique of cantilevers....
The jacques cartier bridge (french: pont jacques-cartier) is a steel truss cantilever bridge crossing the saint lawrence river from montreal...
The champlain bridge is a steel truss cantilever bridge with approach viaducts constructed of prestressed concrete beams supporting a prestressed concrete...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/al/alexandra_bridge.htm   (1280 words)

  
 Cannon Street Railway Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cannon Street Railway Bridge is a bridge in central London, crossing the River Thames.
It was originally named Alexandra Bridge after Alexandra of Denmark who was the wife of the future King Edward VII.
The bridge was designed by John Hankshaw and John Wolfe-Barry for the South Eastern Railway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cannon_Street_Railway_Bridge   (213 words)

  
 Central Otago New Zealand - Heart of the South- Alexandra
Alexandra was named after Princess Alexandra when she became the new Princess of Wales on the day she married on 10th March 1863.
The bridge was opened in 1879 at a cost of $1,949 and was later sold for $2.00 to two settlers living across the river.
The bridge fell into a state of neglect and was eventually repaired by a specially formed committee in 1951 at a cost of $1,800.
www.alexflood.org.nz /Alex.htm   (1607 words)

  
 Transport Canada - Surface Programs and Divestiture - Bridges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Although the Royal Alexandra Bridge was opened in 1901, its story belongs to the nineteenth century, for thirty years of intermittent lobbying by railways, merchants and interested governments preceded the actual building of the bridge.
The bridge's main cantilever span, at 172,21 m (556 ft.), was in 1901 the longest in Canada and the fourth longest in the world.
When the bridge was inaugurated in 1900, it was called simply the Interprovincial Bridge, but the name was changed to the Royal Alexandra Bridge (after the then Queen) during the visit of the Duke of Cornwall (later George V) in September 1901.
www.tc.gc.ca /programs/surface/bridges/alexandrahistory.htm   (1118 words)

  
 Ottawa River & Alexandra Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Shown here is the view of the Alexandra Bridge from the Parliament Buildings.
On the opposite side of the river is Hull (now part of Gatineau), and in the distance are the Gatineau Hills.
An effort to speak French is usually appreciated.
www.canajun.com /ottawa/tourism/pictures/intro/bridg2.htm   (91 words)

  
 What is Civil Engineering ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
It is a steel railway bridge crossing the St. Lawrence River.
The A. Murray MacKay Bridge spans the Halifax Harbour.
It remains the only suspension bridge on the continent which was originally built using this special type of deck.
www.eng.ucalgary.ca /CSCE-Students/structural_bridges_Canada.htm   (473 words)

  
 Heritage Ottawa Official Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The report of these experts indicated that the bridge was in excellent condition for its age and, that with some minor repairs and regular maintenance, could be safely used for many more years.
Aesthetically built bridges became proud, easily identifiable symbols of their cities and became national heritages, such as the Tower Bridge of London, the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Australia.
The Royal Alexandra Bridge unites two provinces and two cultures and as part of the NCC's Ceremonial Route leading from the National Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario to the Museum of Civilisation in Hull, Quebec, has attained greater cultural significance.
www.heritageottawa.org /english/frontpage/interprovbridge.htm   (770 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The bicycle lanes on the boardwalk of the Alexandra Bridge were completely filled by arts booths from July 12-24.
Because of the already-heavy pedestrian traffic on the bridge, combined with people looking at the booths, cyclists could not physically use the remaining three metre wide boardwalk after the booths opened at 11:00 a.m.
The Alexandra (Interprovincial) Bridge is particularly important to cyclists because it is the most cyclist-friendly bridge over the Ottawa River.
www.cfsc.ottawa.on.ca /BetterBicycling/2001Autumn/alexandra.shtml   (570 words)

  
 Vanishing B.C. Alexandra Bridge and Fraser Canyon motoring
The old (actually, the second) Alexandra Bridge, unused by vehicles since 1964, provides the last physical evidence of the scale of highways and bridges in the Fraser Canyon--indeed, on the Trans Canada highway in BC--in the 1950s and before.
The bridge is accessible by a path, which is in fact the old highway, that winds down the hillside from the modern highway just east of the new Alexandra Bridge and almost within sight of the Alexandra Lodge.
She recalled that in the 1930s the Alexandra Lodge was run in a very elegant style by a couple--she Irish and pipe-smoking, he a "well-educated Englishman"--whose names she's forgotten.
www.michaelkluckner.com /bciw6alexbridge.html   (1925 words)

  
 Getaway BC
Named after Princess Alexandra of Wales, the bridge was completed in 1863 when the need for it became apparent as prospector traffic was increasing at a rapid rate.
In 1894 most of the bridge decking was washed away in a flood and in 1912 the suspension cables were cut away.
By 1926, B.C. pioneers again saw a need for the Alexandra Bridge with the advent of travel by automobile, and went ahead with reconstruction of a new bridge on the original 1863 abutments.
www.getawaybc.com /story.cgi?id=193§ion=11   (211 words)

  
 McWilliam's Wines - Brands Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Alexandra Bridge is located in a unique pocket of the Margaret River.
As a result, all Alexandra Bridge wines are complex in aroma and flavour so you can smell and taste this beautiful part of Margaret River.
The wine portfolio of Alexandra Bridge consists of a premium range of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and a Cabernet Merlot, while the super premium, limited release AB101 range comprises a Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
www.mcwilliams.com.au /OurWines/tbc-bprofile.asp?qsBrand_id=47   (109 words)

  
 BC Parks - Alexander Bridge Provincial Park, British Columbia
Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park, located about 14 miles (22 km) north of Yale on Highway 1, provides an interesting place to stop in the Fraser Canyon.
A second Alexandra Bridge washed out in the flood of 1887; a subsequent replacement built in 1925 is now a neglected relic.
If you’ve got a morning or afternoon to dally away, picnic on the old Alexandra Bridge’s honeycomb plated-steel deck or at one of the picnic tables in the park.
www.britishcolumbia.com /ParksAndTrails/Parks/details?ID=502   (314 words)

  
 examiner.com.au : Landmark spans a century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Alexandra suspension bridge in the Cataract Gorge was opened by Lady Edeline Strickland on November 29, 1904.
The bridge was designed by Mr C. St John David and built by Salisbury's Foundry Co. Its foundation stone was laid by Mayor D. Storrer.
The Alexandra Bridge was closed for about four months for a major overhaul earlier this year and reopened with new cables and anchor points.
www.examiner.com.au /print.asp?id=263203   (381 words)

  
 Transport Canada - Surface Programs and Divestiture - Bridges - Royal Alexandra Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Royal Alexandra Bridge spans the Ottawa River connecting the cities of Ottawa, Ontario and Hull, Quebec.
The bridge is an integral part of the National Capital Commission's "Confederation Boulevard".
The bridge, built in 1901, is 575.16 m (1,887 ft.) long and carries two traffic lanes with a 4.88 m (16 ft.) wide sidewalk on the upstream side.
www.tc.gc.ca /programs/surface/bridges/alexandra.htm   (141 words)

  
 Manuherikia No.3 Bridge, Alexandra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The second of the two road-rail bridges on the Otago Central Branch Railway is the Manuherikia No.3 bridge at Alexandra.
Since the closure of the railway in 1990 the bridge has reverted to road traffic only.
In this view taken in September 1989 from the rear of an excursion train, a car is following the train across the bridge.
www.trainweb.org /enzedrail/tracksignal/rrbridge/alexandra1.jpg.html   (59 words)

  
 Centenary of the Interprovincial Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Beemer had the resources to construct the bridge and while the location was authorized in 1897 [1] and the structure was authorized in 1898[2], it was not until 1899 [3] that a subsidy was approved.
The old masonry of the Sappers Bridge has been removed for a width of 35 feet, the space being spanned by 10 24in I beams to carry the bridge floor, which is composed of concrete and sepia(?) block.
The outline of fire on the new Alexandra bridge was mirrored in the waters of the river, the reflection rivalling the original in beauty and brilliancy.
www.railways.incanada.net /Articles/Article2001_1.html   (6606 words)

  
 Bridge design & engineering: News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
But this structure - the Alexandra Bridge which carries pedestrians between Ottawa and Hull - is almost 100 years old.
The bridge, which has a main span of 167m, began to sway noticeably as hundreds of people crossed the bridge during Canada Day celebrations at the beginning of July.
It is not the first time that such movement has been recorded on the bridge; at future events, the number of pedestrians is likely to be restricted.
www.bridgeweb.com /news/NewsDetails.cfm?ArticleID=155   (126 words)

  
 Watercolour Paintings of Wilfrid Flood @ tinmangallery
There have been many changes to this railroad bridge - the tracks are gone - the paper mill is gone and the sulfur pile is gone.
The wood fence in the foreground of the red school house and the iron fence in the foreground of alexandra bridge both occupy the lower portion of the foreground.
Look at the redish shape in the lower left foreground of the red school and compare it the the shape of the fence in the lower left foreground of the alexandra bridge.
www.tinmangallery.com /Flood/Water.html   (1021 words)

  
 Ottawa Independent Media Center
Right next to Parliament there is a bridge called the Alexandra Bridge that goes directly to the Museum of Civilization.
The Alexandra bridge is old and is difficult to fully secure, it has an underbelly that would complicate encircling towards mass arrest by the cops.
This would allow us more freedom switching bridges and screw the majority of the cops who will be protecting the Alexandra Bridge which they have announced is closed on the 30th.
ottawa.indymedia.ca /en/2004/11/12.shtml   (688 words)

  
 Slow Travel Trip Reports - South Island of New Zealand Travelogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Landmarks of Alexandra: Shaky Bridge:- This bridge was once used by wagons and teams of horses.
The bridge was opened in 1879 and later sold, to two settlers living across the river, for the paltry sum of $2NZ.
The bridge soon fell into disrepair but luckily it was repaired by a specially formed committee and now the bridge is only used by foot traffic only.
www.slowtrav.com /tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=321&index=3   (1581 words)

  
 Alexandra - Algebuckina
As Princess Alexandra of Denmark married Edward, Prince of Wales in 1863 there appears to be no doubt that he had the Princess in mind when christening his home and subdivision.
The Alexandra Bridge [over the Hindmarsh] is made of timber and is built on piles with five bays and two half-bays...
The cavalcade having passed over the Mrs R.W. Newland advanced to the centre of the bridge and after pronouncing the words 'In the name of the Central Road Board I name this the Alexandra Bridge and declare it open for public traffic' she performed the christening.
www.slsa.sa.gov.au /manning/pn/a/a5.htm   (1534 words)

  
 Daily Feature - Sunderland Today: News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars, Entertainments & More   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Learning lessons from the controversial refurbishment of the Wearmouth Bridge that dragged on and on, the city council has put in place a strict timetable, which is seeing work done round the clock.
The bridge has been carrying up to 34,000 vehicles a day and restrictions mean only southbound vehicles, cars, vans or light trucks at the moment.
Mr Mitchell junior, tapping one of the girders, said parts of the bridge that have been shotblasted and had their rust and old layer of paint removed seem to be in fairly good shape.
www.sunderlandtoday.co.uk /ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=1512&ArticleID=1022857   (1028 words)

  
 Civil engineers, Architects, etc
Work began but, after the Tay Bridge collapse on 28th December 1879, the project was stopped and a new cantilever design was produced by John Fowler and Benjamin Baker for which Arrol was again given the contract.
Following the Tay Bridge disaster in December1879 (see T. Bouch) Baker designed the great cantilever bridge to span the Firth of Forth which was begun in 1883 and opened on 4th March1890.
Fox and Sons instigated the complex scheme of bridges at Battersea for the LBSCR, LC and DR and LSWR and the approach to Victoria Station, London, including the widening of the bridge over the Thames.
www.steamindex.com /people/civils.htm   (7635 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Wear | Optimism over city's bridge bid
However, previous attempts to secure funding for a new bridge have failed, with the earliest of these dating back to 1976.
Sunderland's existing city centre bridges, the Wearmouth Bridge and the Queen Alexandra Bridge, are struggling to cope with the volume of traffic.
There are two proposed sites for a new bridge - one at Deptford and the other at Claxheugh, and people are being asked to voice their preferences.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/wear/3978131.stm   (273 words)

  
 Bridges Picture File
Alexandra Bridge being moved to Division St. during construction of Main St. Bridge over the Fourth Welland Canal.
Alexandra Bridge moving to Division St. during construction of Fourth Welland Canal.
Alexandra Bridge decroated for Fireman's Convention, Pedestrian walk added on south side in 1902.
www.welland.library.on.ca /digital/Bridpic.htm   (548 words)

  
 Attractions: Fraser and Thompson Canyons
This was the first suspension bridge in the west and was named for Alexandra, Princess of Wales, who later became the Queen of Edward V11.
The second bridge, built in 1926, was similar in design and used the same footings as the original bridge and is now part of the Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park.
You can see the original bridge from the park, and to the east you can see where the original road was located.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/explore/high_country/canyon/attract.htm   (863 words)

  
 BCA A-03926   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Alexandra Suspension Bridge was one of the marvels along the old Cariboo Road about 13 miles above Yale.
The original contractor for the bridge had been Joseph Trutch.
The two cables are 4 inch diameter, each, while they stretch to secure anchorage a considerable distance the Bridge span proper is about 300 ft. The cost is said to have been nearly $40,000.
www.kag.bc.ca /Exhibitions/AllAboard/a_03926.html   (172 words)

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