Thursday, October 13, 2011

Two tributaries of the Ottawa

We flew to Lachute and back last weekend, following the Ottawa River below us, and passing the mouth of the Rivière Rouge on the Quebec side, where a bridge has very recently been constructed to take the new Gatineau-Montreal highway across. This was one of the major obstacles for the engineers and construction crews on this project.

On the way home from Lachute (east of Hawkesbury) we overflew the mouth of the South Nation River on the Ontario side, in a landscape that's less wild and more cultivated. There's been a bridge there for some years, taking Highway 17 across, and remnants of an older bridge.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if that island and the other nearby land form is from the debris of the '93 Lemieux landslide? I've seen aerial photos of this contributary at the time and there was a *lot* of sediment at the time.