This might be better called “things across rivers,” since one of the structures is primarily a dam and a lock.
It might also be better called “Selkirk and area,” since one of the structures is in Lockport, about 10 km from Selkirk.
And I might have called it “Selkirk, Land o’ Ugly Bridges.” Any collection has some range of quality, and my collection of bridge photos is no different: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Here’s the dam and lock (and bridge, how incidentally I don’t know) at Lockport, south of Selkirk.
Here’s the 1935 lift bridge, smack dab in the middle of Selkirk.
Here’s the Highway 4 Bridge (clearly in need of an interesting name), a simple span bridge a wee way north of Selkirk. At least I think it’s a simple span bridge. Yesterday I was still calling this a pillar bridge (for, ahem, obvious reasons) but a session with a civil engineer in a downtown pub has given me new terminology.
It isn’t what I’d call remarkable, but it’s the best of the lot. And with a more interesting place to stand, it’s better yet.
And here’s the view at sunset.
I had no idea; that like me, you love bridges!
Sid – Ah, Grasshopper, there is still much that I have to teach you. Anyway, glad you liked it. I’m having fun with bridges, that’s for sure.
Got to love those engineers!
John – Well, when they aren’t being too provoking. Now that I know about simple span bridges, I see them everywhere on my road trips. There must be 10 of them crossing the 416, for example, en route to the 401. Ugly, but cheap.