Dazzling Design: 10 of the Most Beautiful Bridges in Canada
Let's face it: bridges are an amazing way to flex your photography muscles. From quaint covered bridges to engineering marvels, these bridges—captured by Our Canada readers—are some of our favourites.
The City of Bridges
There couldn’t be a more appropriate nickname for Saskatoon than “The City of Bridges.” After all, the prairie destination is home to 80 bridges, overpasses and pedestrian crossings—each one pivotal to the city’s formation and growth.
Golden Ears Bridge
Opened in 2009, the six-lane Golden Ears Bridge in Vancouver spans the Fraser River, connecting Langley on the south side with Maple Ridge on the north side. Photographer Susan Nicks took this shot while boating under the impressive structure!
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Over Welland Canal
Cindy Bartoli of Peterborough, Ont., writes: “The clouds, lighting, and fall colours came together for this shot of a train bridge over the Welland Canal in my home province.”
CPR High Level Bridge
George Vanderberg of Lethbridge, Alta., captures the CPR High Level Bridge in all its wintery glory! The longest and highest bridge of its kind in the world, the CPR High Level Bridge stretches for 1.6 kilometres and towers 96 metres over the Oldman River valley.
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Hartland Covered Bridge
Like all covered bridges in New Brunswick, the Hartland Covered Bridge is a “kissing bridge.” But there’s something special about this particular one: it’s the longest covered bridge in the world! The Hartland Covered Bridge was declared a National Historic Site in 1980 and a Provincial Historic Site in 1999. Thanks to Ann Lane for sharing!
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Photographer Marlene Anderson writes: “This is my view from the mountain of the three bridges in Revelstoke, B.C. The nearest is Big Eddy Bridge (a single lane bridge), then a train bridge, and finally, the Trans Canada Highway Bridge!”
Dawson Creek’s Trestle Bridge
According to photographer Joyce Stolte, this beautiful bridge consists of 500,000 feet of creosoted British Columbia fir. In a word? Incredible.
Designed by acclaimed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, Calgary’s Peace Bridge was fairly controversial while it was being built. When it opened in 2012, however, Peace Bridge’s striking beauty was able to silence even its loudest critics. Thanks to Russ Hayes for sharing!
Humber Bay Arch Bridge
From the Aga Khan Museum to Sugar Beach and Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto has its fair share of Instagram-worthy sites. But our pick for the city’s most underrated spot is Humber Bay Arch Bridge—a favourite attraction for photographers like Karen Allin.