I’ve grown up with these things and have seen them all over the province of Quebec. I’ve asked from time to time what they might be? What purpose do they serve? Who puts them at highway intersections? Why never in the cities? At least, I cannot remember ever seeing one in any large town or city.

Cross with ladders

Here’s a closer look at one just north of a town called Ste. Placide, north of the Ottawa River.

the mystery deepens

Any ideas?