Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bridges over the Aqueduct

Since things are quite on the site, I thought I would re-post some photos I previously posted. Here is the Bishop Power Bridge in LaSalle, the most beautiful bridge over the aqueduct and maybe around Montreal. 


gorderic MSN said...

Guy:   I presume that this photo was taken from the Champlain Blvd. side. I recall that at one time the bridge had a pipe along the other side that we used to climb along.   It certainly looks like there has been significant improvements in recent years. I might check it out this weekend when Karen and I are in town for the Generation Gap revival.   Gord Gibbons Brampton, Ontario 

rtmoly MSN said...

Hi Gord   Will be driving over the bridge this Sat. Will see see you at the show.   Roy  

guy5479 MSN said...

Gord, The new Charles-J. Des Baillets filtration plant on De la V챕rendry and Dollard ave was started in 1973 and completed in 1978. A 3600 mm pipe was installed from the plant to the river and this is probably the one you played on. Guy

guy5479 MSN said...

  Since things are quiet I thought I would reprint this photo showing a City of Verdun maintenance truck watering a flower box on the Galt ave. bridge. Notice the Verdun city version of the Canadarm. The driver does'nt have to get out of the cabin, pick up the hose, open the valve, water the flowers, close the valve, hook up the hose, open the door and enter the cabin, all is done by pushing buttons. Guy        

the lad MSN said...

Guy   Just wondering do they still paint the City logo on their property since we were "Merged"with Montreal..   Lad

guy5479 MSN said...

Lad, Re logo, I don't know but I will let you know if I find out. Guy

les__f MSN said...

I just read in the paper last week or so that Montreal just spent a lot of money to come up with a 'new' Montreal logo,..so I guess all the equipment may soon be sproting the new sign.???                                  HF&RV MONTREAL — In the fall of 2006, the Montreal Metropolitan Community decided it needed "a branding that will clearly and cohesively present the metropolitan region’s features on the international scene."

Two years and $487,000 later, here is what they have come up with: The Gazette was the first to get its hands on the new stylized 'M', which it described as a "patchwork of hot pink, tangerine, rhubarb, turquoise and green apple." If it were a jar of jelly-beans, it would have a certain appeal, but as a logo to sell Montreal to the world, it leaves a lot to be desired. Gazette readers were unimpressed. Some of the comments the newspaper received: "Do we want to be known as the city of clowns?"; "Total waste of money and garbage logo"; "I thought my neighbour's cat puked on my paper again this morning." There was one dissenting voice, Colin, who called it a "very friendly logo, youthful, conveying potential, and it's unpretentious, true to itself." http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/posted/archive/2008/10/29/montreal-s-half-million-dollar-logo.aspx                    $487,000 I'd like to get in on that stupidity, YIKES  hahahahahaha                                       HF&RV

louiselafontaine MSN said...

What the heck are they thinking ?
Looks like an advertisement for a five ring circus act
dating back to the 60s.

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les__f MSN said...

Hi Louise your right a Circus,.certainly explains the 'clowns' in office making the choices..............hahahahaha  Mind you ,that is 5 different colours,.making it only $97,400 per colour......I think the people at Crayola are rubbing their hands together now,thinking of the posibilities in the future ,if these fools ever discover the 'whole box.......with the sharpener'            -------hahahahaha                             HF&RV ..but it's cheap relative to this Montreal Circus ................5 rings for for $1.25 Billion                   .........yup,.but it's already paid for ,how about that