sunset, bridges, st. marys river
Standing in Ontario, Canada, looking across the border into Michigan, the United States- -the bridges that cross the St. Marys River. The 120 kilometer / 75 mile St. Marys River drains Lake Superior into Lake Huron. The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge is a 4.5 kilometer / 2.8 mile long metal Cantilever (suspended deck) Warren Through Truss two lane bridge with a two span arch over the American Soo Locks and a single span arch over the Canadian Sault Canal. It was designed by the New York architectural firm of Steinman, Boynton, Gronquist and London; the bridge opened October 1962. The bridge spans the St. Marys River and connects Sault Ste. Marie Michigan to Sault Ste. Marie Ontario.
The International Railroad Bridge was designed and built in 1887 by the Dominion Bridge Company of Lachine Quebec and is an example of a Camelback Truss Span (Parker Truss) and consists of nine spans across the river. Two additional movable bridges are required to cross the American Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan: a Bascule Bridge featuring a Pennsylvania Through Truss construction with a main span of 102 meter / 336 feet and built in 1913; a Vertical Lift Bridge featuring a Polygonal Warren Through Truss with a main span of 112 meter / 369 feet, towers of 53 meter / 175 feet, and built in 1960(?).
A ten second exposure captured with a Fuji X-E1 + XF 55-200mm and a three stop, Hoya NDX8, solid neutral density filter. Processing alchemy with Nik Collection Dfine 2 and Color Efex: tonal contrast and reflector efex. Finished with Apple Aperture.
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