trails and more trails
that I have seen
Many years ago, I realized that eventually a safe pedestrian/cycle bridge
would have to be constructed over our highway 401. Unless you live in southern
Ontario, it is difficult to appreciate the economic importance of this highway.
At the same time, this ribbon of asphalt divides communities such as Cambridge.
For pedestrians and cyclists, 401 is an obvious transportation barrier our
Thus, I started collecting photos of pedestrian bridges and now have a photos
from many locations. Here are a few examples. Also have photos from Chile,
Panama, Brazil taken while cruising.
The nearby city of Brantford constructed a pedestrian bridge over highway 403 during the summer of 2007. In addition to this ped/cycle bridge, Brantford also constructed a ped/.cycle bridge over a major railway line on the same trail near the 403 bridge..
A Cambridge trail advocate sent these photos of the Caledon Trailway section of Trans Canada Trail ped bridge over highway #10. Since then I have cycled the trail and have more photos if desired.
Photo below left shows bridge over Highway 11, at Gravenhurst, ON. Right photo from Northern Ireland.
And if that is not sufficient, the next bridge involves a geography location quiz. Photos taken while returning from our cycling trip to Georgia in the spring of 2003. Can you find Pine Knot, Kentucky?
Pedestrian bridges can be simple in design, especially if cost
is a factor. Bridge on left crosses I 95 near Ridgeland, SC.
And here are a few more examples of pedestrian/cycle bridges that I have used.
Kissing Bridge Trail, Ontario Brooklyn Bridge Pennsylvania rail trail bridge at Ohiopylelink to photos of the first ped/cycle bridge over highway 401 pedestrian bridge photos and comments about our 'butt-ugly' design fun.