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Highway 7 - Kitchener to Guelph
I was quite surprised to return home after a week away last night and see the Victoria Bridge still standing!

While listening to 570 news on the way home from work today I learned the MTO delayed the demolition until this weekend.

If I was more of a night owl, I'd really like to go and take photos of it coming down...
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(02-14-2018, 08:21 PM)Canard Wrote: I was quite surprised to return home after a week away last night and see the Victoria Bridge still standing!

While listening to 570 news on the way home from work today I learned the MTO delayed the demolition until this weekend.

If I was more of a night owl, I'd really like to go and take photos of it coming down...

What night?? What time? I might be game....
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Gah, this makes it look way more complicated than a Bruce (or River extension via Wellington) to get to NB 85.  I get the nuances but current plan/situation will hopefully improve
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(02-14-2018, 08:56 PM)jeffster Wrote:
(02-14-2018, 08:21 PM)Canard Wrote: I was quite surprised to return home after a week away last night and see the Victoria Bridge still standing!

While listening to 570 news on the way home from work today I learned the MTO delayed the demolition until this weekend.

If I was more of a night owl, I'd really like to go and take photos of it coming down...

What night?? What time?  I might be game....

Can't remember, it was 4am something and then a 30 hour window after that. Probably on 570's site.
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(02-14-2018, 11:13 PM)Canard Wrote:
(02-14-2018, 08:56 PM)jeffster Wrote: What night?? What time?  I might be game....

Can't remember, it was 4am something and then a 30 hour window after that.  Probably on 570's site.

The Ministry of Transportation has set aside a new 30-hour time frame between 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24th and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 25th to demolish the bridge. During that time, Highway 85 will be fully closed in the area.
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Hah, that makes me feel better. I did the loop around the Victoria bridge last Sunday and was pretty sure there was still a bridge there but figured I was just confused and didn't see it properly because I was "distracted" by actually driving.
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The Victoria Street bridge WILL come down THIS weekend, they really promise this time: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-...-1.4548717
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Peekchures:

1/2 - Saturday, February 24, 2018

   

   

   

   

   
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2/2 - Saturday, February 24, 2018

   

   

   

   

   

Unt das video:

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I wonder what the purpose of that large tube was on the north side of the bridge. My best guess is conduit for smaller utilities, but not fully clear.
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(02-24-2018, 12:47 PM)timio Wrote: I wonder what the purpose of that large tube was on the north side of the bridge.  My best guess is conduit for smaller utilities, but not fully clear.

It was a conduit for utilities.  That is what they have been doing the large excavations on the north side of the bridge for as they directionally drilled under the highway last year.
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If you haven't gone already, I suggest you go now!  The bridge is now down, and they're in haul-away mode.

1/1 - Saturday, February 24, 2018

   
By 1:30pm, the centre portion of the bridge was gone, with Excavators on the ground working to chew through the wreckage.

   
RIP: 1969-2018

   

   

   
Like a pride of lions devouring the flesh of a felled gazelle, the Victoria Street bridge is nothing more than a carcass of rebar and crumbled concrete at the mercy of a slew of excavators.




They really are just devouring it.
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(02-24-2018, 12:47 PM)timio Wrote: I wonder what the purpose of that large tube was on the north side of the bridge.  My best guess is conduit for smaller utilities, but not fully clear.

When I was young I assumed shoes traveled along those tubes
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(02-24-2018, 03:52 PM)Brenden Wrote: When I was young I assumed shoes traveled along those tubes

This is officially my favourite post ever on this site. Big Grin
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(02-24-2018, 12:47 PM)timio Wrote: I wonder what the purpose of that large tube was on the north side of the bridge.  My best guess is conduit for smaller utilities, but not fully clear.

It was a water main, as discussed earlier in this thread when revealed by a Record article:

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/754...-drags-on/
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