On my travels around the countryside over the past week or so I criss-crossed the Rideau River a few times and I visited some out of the way places. Some of the roads didn't look like they had changed much from the pioneer days. Today I went back to a place that once was a thriving community built around a mill on the river, as so many communities were - Andrewsville, self-named by the Andrews brothers in the 19th century.
When the canal was pushed through in 1832, the road and bridge needed to accommodate only horse and wagon. I'm sure if the community had continued to grow, both the road and bridge would have been widened to handle more and larger traffic. When the railway bypassed Andrewsville, sealing its fate, the narrow road and single lane bridge continued to handle the traffic, which to this day remains light.
(10-22mm f20 1/50 sec ISO200)