The Corktown Footbridge (French: Passerelle Corktown),
also referred to as the Somerset Street bridge or simply the
Somerset Bridge, is a footbridge in Ottawa, Canada built
across the Rideau Canal. The bridge is located about 400m
south of the Laurier Avenue Bridge. It was opened on
September 21, 2006.
It links Somerset Street East in Sandy Hill and the
University of Ottawa with Somerset Street West in
Centretown. Previously the canal had been crossable at this
point only during the winter months, when it was frozen.
People continued to cross late in the season when the ice
was melting, which some worried was unsafe.