In September 2016 I was astounded to see the almost-complete new Walterdale Bridge. I had some fun getting photos of it from different vantage points, angles, and distances.
In Edmonton again a few weeks ago, I tromped around the edges of the still-under-construction site. This bridge was originally scheduled to open in fall 2015, then pushed back to September 2016, and is now scheduled – if we can use such a definite word in this case – for September 2017.
But even under construction, it’s magnificent. And as the work progresses, it’s possible to get at new places to stand.
And for those with a head for heights,
here’s a look at what might be the longest, pedestrian, suspension bridge,
built in Switzerland.
I have no head for heights, the Swiss can keep their Zermatt torture trail, but I share your love of bridges, even when they look like an advertisement for hamburgers. I am not sure why the CBC memorialized the burning of the Mayerthorpe Bridge in Alberta over a year ago, but I wondered if that had been one of your beautifully photographed bridges.
Laurna – I can’t imagine crossing that Swiss bridge, either. Yikes! I get woozy on a 6-foot step ladder. I’ve never seen the Mayerthorpe trestle bridge, but the Lethbridge one is magnificent, as are several other trestle bridges. In many cases I wonder who first said, “I know! Let’s throw a bridge across this here enormous ditch!” but building bridges seems to be part of our nature.
I think you’re an engineer at heart.
Jim – If only I could do the math and the vectors and the visualization . . .