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Minto Bridges over the Rideau River, New Edinburgh, Ottawa, Canada
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The Minto Bridges, crossing the Rideau river at New Edinburgh, Ottawa. The Old City Hall, on Green Island, can seen in the background. It now houses part of The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade . Just beyond the bridge, the Rideau River cascades into the Ottawa River. At the end of the winter, explosives are use to clear the river of ice, so the river doesn't flood up-stream.

Copyright: Martin broomfield
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Uploaded: 21/02/2010
Updated: 10/06/2014
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Tags: river; ottawa; iron; bridge; ice; snow; rideau river; iron bridge
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