Thursday, November 3, 2016

Throwback Thursday

When we went to Ladner on Sunday, it gave us a chance to try out a road that we had never used before. Highway 17 has been open for more than a year now, but we hadn't ever had a reason to use it.  The new perimeter road begins in Langley, and we had to use the Golden Ears Bridge to get there, but then we went under a bunch of bridges.

The new Port Mann bridge looks very different when you go under it instead of over it.  It is the only two-piece lane bridge that we saw.

But the majority of the new bridges look very similar. Like, would you know that this is looking back to the Port Mann? Not unless I told you, right!

This is the Alex Fraser bridge. We had already gone under the Pattulo and the Skytrain bridges before I started to really pay attention to the bridge structures. 

The Skytrain bridge looks similar to the Alex Fraser as well, but this is actually the first bridge to be built like this as it is meant to be earthquake-proof. 

Our first cable-stayed bridge opened in 1986, and now most bridges in the Lower Mainland look very much the same. This one is most recognized for the big H's on it. 

And this sweet little one fell asleep just as we arrived in Ladner, but it took us a few minutes to get to the lacrosse field.  She had a nice little 15 minute nap while we waited for her brother, Daddy and Gramma to arrive.  Sleeping children are just way too precious. 

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