Railway and streetcar tracks atop the High Level Bridge, Edmonton, Canada. These tracks are on the upper of two decks, the lower of which carries automotive traffic and pedestrians. The span in the photo is just under 2900 feet (877m), is about 175 feet (53m) above the river and was opened for service in 1913, connecting the then independent communities of Strathcona and Edmonton. Although commercial rail traffic ceased in 1989, a streetcar now traverses the bridge in the summer months.


Nikon P80, 1/290 sec, ƒ/8, 84mm (= 486mm), ISO 64 ?
In-camera greyscale capture
Captured September 14, 2008
Posted September 1, 2009


Featured in No More Color October 2009
Featured: Which Way November 2009
Featured in Who Needs Color For Beauty? November 2009
Featured in Cityscapes and City Skylines December 2009
Top 10: Train/Rail Tracks February 16, 2010
Featured in The Black and White Enthusiast June 1, 2010
Top 10: With a Bend June 2, 2010
Winner: The Best of Black and White June 3, 2010
Top 10: Train Tracks October 28, 2010
Featured in Edmonton, Alberta June 28, 2011
Featured in Canadian Historical and Pioneer Sites February 11, 2012
Top 10 in Rail Road Tracks December 31, 2012

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tracks, rail, winner, trestle, edmonton, top ten, black and white, train, bridge, feat, 500

Comments

  • RRoca
    RRocaabout 5 years ago

    Awesome capture. Love the angle and how your eye follows the track to the very end. The B&W works well here. Excellent!

  • Thank you for looking! These tracks are on the upper of two decks, the lower of which carries automotive traffic and pedestrians. The span in the photo is just under 2900 feet (877m) and is about 175 feet (21m) above the river. A streetcar traverses the bridge in the summer months. In fact, I almost got run over while taking this series.

    Cheers.

    – Robert Meyer

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    fabulous,

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 5 years ago

    great composition and tone Robert, well done

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760almost 5 years ago

    Well done!

  • What a wonderful honour. Thank you Colin!

    – Robert Meyer

  • Cat2be
    Cat2bealmost 5 years ago

    Congrats

  • Thanks, Kimba, It’s an honour!

    – Robert Meyer

  • tcr18h
    tcr18halmost 5 years ago

    Well taken.

  • Thank you very much. The shot was worth the risk.

    – Robert Meyer

  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesalmost 5 years ago

    Great image Rob

  • This scene screamed for perspective foreshortening. Cheers.

    – Robert Meyer

  • Steve Silverman
    Steve Silvermanalmost 5 years ago

    Great perspective, super b&w!!

  • Thank you very kindly, Steve.

    – Robert Meyer

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Which Way

  • It’s an honour to have my work selected from among the amazingly talented members of Which Way. Thank you!

    – Robert Meyer

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkeralmost 5 years ago

    superb!!

  • Thank you!

    – Robert Meyer

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