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Old 08-10-2015, 10:30 PM
 
Location: SC
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I saw a program last night on the history of the cantilever bridge... Amazingly tragic.

My question to you all is... What do you think of the aesthetics of this bridge? Is it beautiful, horrible, or is it like an ugly duckling that over time has come to grow on you?

Personally, I think the monstrous proportions of the structure, all in dark colors against the green of the trees and the blue of the water is somehow - classic looking?

The pictures I see from a distance makes it look black, but the closeups give it a green/brown cast. What is the actual color?

Can you walk across it?
Is it bouncy? Or rock solid?

Thanks for your input.
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:04 AM
 
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This the one you are talking about?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_Bridge
Quite the history,Seems it had some problems in its past.
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:06 AM
 
Location: SC
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Yes, but I'd call it more than "some" trouble.
Out of one eye, it looks bad; but out of the other it looks very imposing and classically regal.
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:53 AM
 
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Not sure what the documentary you watched led you to think of the bridge but i think the bridge is beautiful, much more character than that new bridge they've erected beside it (in the background of the posted pic)..
Yes its fallen down a couple of times with lives lost but it has much history and remains a class act for that type of bridge=
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5455/9...6f12cc1f_b.jpg

For those unfamiliar, all the water flowing from the great lakes goes under that bridge on its way to the ocean
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:57 AM
 
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I love that bridge. Seen it several times in my travels to Quebec. I have always loved bridges, and the new one next to it is like too many others, whereas the Quebec Bridge is classic and unique and ominous.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I saw a program last night on the history of the cantilever bridge... Amazingly tragic.

My question to you all is... What do you think of the aesthetics of this bridge? Is it beautiful, horrible, or is it like an ugly duckling that over time has come to grow on you?

Personally, I think the monstrous proportions of the structure, all in dark colors against the green of the trees and the blue of the water is somehow - classic looking?

The pictures I see from a distance makes it look black, but the closeups give it a green/brown cast. What is the actual color?

Can you walk across it?
Is it bouncy? Or rock solid?

Thanks for your input.
It's pretty solid. It's open to regular vehicular traffic.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Montreal > Quebec > Canada
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It's pretty solid. It's open to regular vehicular traffic.
And trains too.
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:48 PM
 
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It's stable. Lots of traffic everyday going over it. They de-rusted and painted a portion of it gray, but seems they gave up, so the rest is rust and green. Must've been expensive. Around ten years ago it was lit with greenish lights at night. It looked sinister, like something out of Batman. The reviews were mixed. I really liked it.
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