Prince Of Wales Bridge is my third vision
My third vision is dealing with the bus
AND TRUCK congestion from and the accident-inducing situation on King Edward. Quebec
A structural engineer has examined the Prince of Wales Bridge
1- Only the piers need to be upgraded to meet earthquake standards
2- The bridge can be cantilevered so that, in addition to the existing rail, additional traffic lanes can be built on either side of the tracks.
3- This will provide a bus connection between the STO and
’s Bus Rapid Transit Network. Ottawa
4- A large transfer station will be constructed on LeBreton Flats to facilitate STO transfers.
The net result would be, STO buses presently using
, in front of the parliament Buildings will be eliminated.
My Global vision for this plan is:
1- In the off peak hours the bridge can be used for the trucks that now use King Edward by joining highway 50 to the bridge. Imagine no trucks on King Edward Ave.
2- These trucks can initially be distributed onto
, eventually onto
and then to the Queensway. Somerset
Perhaps, we don’t need a downstream bridge to
, -- and the money saved by not doing the Quebec can be applied to the Prince of Wales Bridge update. Kettle Island Bridge