I'm hoping you guys can help me out. Since the Victoria images seem to be generating the most interest, I'm scanning more of the area....but I'm not very familiar with Vancouver Island. Maybe you guys can help with descriptions of the area?
The image I'm working on right now is of Esquimalt. It's where Johnson St turns into Esquimalt Rd. Here's a Google Map link : http://g.co/maps/ud66z
The image covers the bridge looking west to Esquimalt. Does the bridge have a name? And does that far east side of Esquimalt have a name?
Oh, dear, yes you are a little foggy on Victoria stuff. No problem. We are REALLY
loving these photos.
Yes, the bridge is called the Johnson St. Bridge, it is currently being replaced and has been the subject of several years of "front-page" controversy here.
Its western end spills vehicles into Victoria West, much more commonly referred to as "Vic West". Esquimalt is several hundred yards further west.
So, here Victoria West is green, Esquimalt is white to its left. Songhees is just a neighbourhood of Victoria, in Vic West. Or maybe it's not officially part of Vic West. It's got higher-end homes, and maybe likes to be distinct from Vic West, which was until recently, a more run-down part of Victoria. In any event, they are just neighbourhoods in the municipality of Victoria. Esquimalt is another municipality.
So the next bridge north is officially the Point Ellice Bridge, but almost everyone calls it the Bay St. Bridge. The next bridge is a former rail-only bridge, the Selkirk Trestle. Now it's for pedestrians.
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