Looking north to the St. John River
This is the pedestrian bridge in downtown Fredericton that crosses a busy 4 lane street. The street is a feeder street that keeps traffic from clogging the downtown and feeds it across the
Westmorland St. Bridge to and from the north side of the city.
This is the not so busy street on a Saturday morning that the foot bridge crosses. The foot bridge is accessed from the north end of Carleton St. with stairs and a ramp and ends at the north end on the green.
Looking south to Carleton St. and downtown Fredericton.
Looking west to the Westmorland St. Bridge.
This bridge and roadway are very busy during the morning, noon and evening rush hours through the week but, as you can see, quite quiet on the weekends.
The old bridge piers.
There used to be a bridge across here called The Carleton Street Bridge. It was a narrow two lane steel bridge that was old and outlived it's time so the new four lane bridge was built upriver a bit.
The city has talked about building a foot bridge across these piers to connect to the walking trails on both sides of the river.
That would be awesome don't you think?
This is the green, walking trail, boat docks and the lighthouse.
I don't know why the photos make the sky look pinkish. I used
my iPhone so maybe that's why. It was just so grey that morning and the mist rolled in.
So, the "Bridge to Nowhere" does go somewhere.
It takes pedestrians and cyclists across a busy highway to and from the beautiful 'green' and walking trail system along the St. John River.
We are having a wonderful time with our family visiting. Our grandsons are such a delight and we are enjoying every minute. We are also exhausted but it's worth it.
Have a great day!