Portage Bridge

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For the bridge over the Genesee River in New York State, U.S.A., see Letchworth State Park#Current Portage Bridge.
Portage Bridge
Portage Bridge Ottawa-Hull.JPG
Portage Bridge
Official name Portage Bridge (Pont du Portage)
Coordinates 45°25′20″N 75°42′49″W / 45.42222°N 75.71361°W / 45.42222; -75.71361

Coordinates: 45°25′20″N 75°42′49″W / 45.42222°N 75.71361°W / 45.42222; -75.71361

The Portage Bridge (French: Pont du Portage) crosses the Ottawa River just down-river from the Chaudière Bridge, joining the communities of Gatineau, Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario. It links Laurier Street and Alexandre-Taché Boulevard in the Hull sector of Gatineau and Wellington Street at the Garden of the Provinces and Territories in Ottawa, crossing Victoria Island on the way.

The bridge was built by the National Capital Commission and opened in 1973. The bridge is named after the historic Portage Trail around the Chaudière Falls and Rapids which ended near the present location of the bridge.

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