The National Capital Commission has amassed a huge collection of images of Ottawa and area over the years. Included in this collection is a 1929 view of the roadway alongside the Rideau Canal from the Bank Street Bridge in Ottawa South. Here's a then & now comparison. Federal District Improvement Commission Records. View of south bank of Canal from Bank Street bridge. November 5, 1929. Credit: Library and Archives Canada / National Capital Commission fonds / e999909077 View of south bank of the Rideau Canal from the Bank Street bridge on April 7, 2019. Photo by Kathy Krywicki.