west end bridge

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wandering around london lusting over pretty theatres, 18/03/15

[ wicked @ apollo victoria theatre // shakespeare in love @ noel coward theatre // a view from the bridge @ wyndhams theatre // billy elliot @ victoria palace theatre // the mousetrap @ st martins theatre // stomp @ ambassadors theatre // les mis @ queens theatre // the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime @ gielgud theatre ]

“Brass Point Bridge”

The Milky Way and some fog at Brass Point Bridge.

“A long and narrow steel bridge with wooden decking which incorporates a wooden swing bridge (an unequal arm, center bearing timber swing bridge, one of only four remaining on the Rideau) at the west end. The swing bridge is operated by Parks Canada. This long (148 m / 485 ft) bridge was originally built in 1887. The wooden spans were replaced with steel spans in 1903 and new cribbing was installed in 1978.
This is the only remaining bridge of this type (multi-span with a swing bridge) on the Rideau Canal. There used to be similar bridges at places such as Rideau Ferry, Becketts Landing, Kars and Manotick - those have all been replaced by high level bridges."  - Ken W Watson, rideau-info.com