The Plaza Bridge in Ottawa is an automotive and
pedestrian bridge that crosses the Rideau Canal just south
of the Ottawa locks. It joins Wellington Street and Elgin
Street in Centretown to the west with Rideau Street to the
east. The Chateau Laurier abuts the bridge at the east end,
while Parliament Hill is just beyond the west end. It is the
northernmost bridge over the canal, just north of the
Mackenzie King Bridge.
The bridge is constructed of three masonry spans. The
western span is over a roadway along the western bank of the
Canal. The central span is over the Canal. The eastern span
is over a former railway tunnel running along the east bank
of the Canal.
Photo 57, May 2012