Ottawa residents stage pop-up picnic to save Prince of Wales bridge
Ottawa Citizen

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By Joe Lofaro, Ottawa Citizen, September 7, 2016

With the sun setting in the distance, Wednesday evening’s pop-up picnic at the Prince of Wales rail bridge would have been just like any other — if it weren’t for the line of police officers guarding the entrance to the Quebec side.

Ignoring the no-trespassing signs on the chainlink fence below, about 25 people showed up for a picnic to peacefully protest the city’s plans to build a steel gate on the decommissioned rail bridge to keep visitors away.