BIT Cache
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BIT by the Bridge - OU07B1

 Near the fifth bridge to be located at this site since 1830

Hidden by  Bon Echo

N 43° 18.030' W 79° 47.822' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: Canada
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 28 August 2015
 Date Created: 08 March 2015
 Last Modified: 28 December 2016
 Waypoint: OU07B1

 


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Quick Cache Kid Friendly Available in Winter Listed on OCNA Only 

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Comments by the OC Team


Data: 08/31/2015 21:24:49, add by DudleyGrunt
Approved

Description   EN   

This BIT is located along the Lake Ontario Trail. Due to construction (until 2016), the best bet for parking is at N 43 17.814 W 79 47.646 (Hamilton side of the liftbridge); from the parking area, follow the trail under the bridge, climb the stairs and cross the bridge (there is a pedestrian walkway), then follow the trail to the BIT cache. You can also park at the lot near the corner of Eastport Drive and Lakeshore Rd: N 43 18.195 W 79 47.934. There is on-street parking anywhere in this area.

"The Burlington Canal Lift Bridge is located on the western shore of Lake Ontario on a site rich in history. The bridge spans the Burlington Canal that was opened in 1826. Once a narrow cut, the canal now provides Burlington Bay (Hamilton Harbour) with navigable access to the Atlantic Ocean. The canal connected the Hamilton Harbour industrial region to international trade and commerce. It was among a series of waterway projects begun, 200 years ago, to provide navigation from Lake Erie to the Atlantic Ocean. Today the Burlington Canal remains a busy waterway and is vital to the area commerce."

"There were five different moveable bridges located on this site since 1830. The present bridge was opened in 1962 and carried two lanes of vehicular traffic across the canal. This structure originally had tracks for the Hamilton — Northwestern railway which were removed in 1982 when the road way was widened to four lanes."

"Since its installation, the bridge has been operated in excess of 166,380  times, allowing the passage of over 250,000 vessels. On a yearly basis, the bridge will operate approximately 4000 times allowing approximately 6500 vessels to pass through the canal; this includes more than 1000 cargo-carrying vessels."

Source: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ontario/burlington-eng.html, accessed 28 August 2015

A view of the Lift Bridge in action, not far from the BIT cache:

Cache maintenance log:

28 August 2015 – BIT Cache hidden and published on OCNA.

14 October 2016 – cache checked and found missing and has been replaced.

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3 14 October 2016 Bon Echo Comment

Checked this one today and found it missing. Came prepared and was able to replaced it. Also checked the two nearby OCNA caches Bit by the Bay and Bolt by the Bay - both are still there waiting to be found.