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Sappers’ Bridge

Pont des Sapeurs

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2014
1. Sappers’ Bridge Marker
Inscription.  English:
These foundations of “Sappers’ Bridge,” built by Lieutenant-Colonel John By and this Royal Engineers in 1827, represent the contributions of military engineers in Canada. This plaque was erected April 29, 2004, in honour of a century of continuing service by Canadian military engineers.

French:
Ces fondations du pont des Sapeurs, constituer par le lieutenant-colonel John By et ses «Royal Engineers» en 1827, représentent les contributions de génie militaire au Canada. Cette plaque a été érigée le 29 avril 2004 en hommage à un siècle de service continu assuré par le génie militaire canadien.
 
Erected 2004 by Canadian Military Engineers — Génie militaire canadien.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical date for this entry is April 29, 1813.
 
Location. 45° 25.462′ N, 75° 41.689′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario, in Ottawa Division. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Elgin Street and Rideau Street when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa, Ontario K1A, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2014
2. Sappers’ Bridge Marker
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walking distance of this marker. The Rideau Canal (a few steps from this marker); Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry, CB (within shouting distance of this marker); Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); The Commissariat (within shouting distance of this marker); Château Laurier / Le Château Laurier (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Rideau Waterway (about 120 meters away); Nicholas Sparks (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on a pedestrian walk-way beside the Rideau Canal, beneath the Plaza (Elgin/Rideau Streets) Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on May 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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