Urban landscapes: a walk with the bridge
HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA
Built between 1907 and 1909 (and still in use today), this 1.6-kilometre bridge is the largest railway structure in Canada and the largest steel trestle bridge in the world. A 100-man gang erected more than 11,000 tons of steel.
I’ve photographed High Level Bridge several times, always challenged to adequately capture its sheer, gobsmacking massiveness. I photographed this viewpoint without the footprints, then went for a walk to add in the tracks and see which version was more compelling. This one is the victor because it gives you a strong line to follow into the distance.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky
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