Billings Bridge

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The bridge today

Billings Bridge is a bridge over the Rideau River in Ottawa. Bank Street passes over the river by way of this bridge. The bridge was named after Braddish Billings, who settled in this area and established a farm nearby in 1812. The first bridge, originally called Farmers Bridge, was built over the river here in 1830. The current bridge was built in 1916.

Billings Bridge also referred to a village, located south of the river near the bridge, which became part of the city of Ottawa in 1950. The area, now an Ottawa neighbourhood, is still referred to as Billings Bridge.

Older bridge over Rideau River at Billings Bridge
Source: William James Topley/Library and Archives Canada/PA-009204

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Coordinates: 45°23′21″N 75°40′40″W / 45.3892°N 75.6778°W / 45.3892; -75.6778