Through a chain-link fence I watch as a ready-mix truck backs into place and lowers its trough. A river of wet concrete flows to the pump truck and up a large robotic arm, the boom, which extends high above a square section of earth. The workers barely say a word to each other. They’ve done this so many times before they could probably do it now with their eyes closed. I have stood on this side of the fence before, watching the Confederation LRT Line come to life.
I once walked the entire length of it, from Blair station to Tunney’s Pasture — and even swam across the Rideau River — for a series of stories dubbed Walk the Line. The goal was to see for myself all the neighbourhoods and nooks the LRT line will touch as it cuts an east-west path across the city centre once it opens in 2018.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/waiting-on-a-train-how-ottawas-confederation-lrt-line-is-taking-shape-around-us