Robert Meyer

Edmonton, Canada

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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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