Pont Lady Aberdeen
Behind it is a more modern bridge, and the two
together carry Fournier Blouvard traffic across the river.
The Lady Aberdeen Bridge that crosses the Gatineau
River is the oldest bridge connecting the former city of
Gatineau to the former City of Hull. Previously only a
two-lane bridge, it was built at the beginning in 1894 and
named the Gatineau Bridge.
It was renamed Lady Aberdeen for the wife of former
Governor General of Canada John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st
Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks
when she nearly drowned near the bridge while returning from
a meeting at the nearby Saint-Francois de Salles church, and
was rescued by local villagers.
Photo 113, May 2012