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Burgoyne Bridge photography

Burgoyne Bridge, St. Catharines, Ontario

The Burgoyne Bridge spans 12 Mile Creek and Highway 406 in St. Catherine’s, Ontario. I was hired by Pomerleau Construction to photograph the completed bridge, which replaced a 100-year-old trestle bridge. Construction of the new bridge took 2 years to complete and crews were just finishing the paving and lane striping of the road surface on the day of photography.

I wanted to produce both overall views of the bridge as well as a few tighter detail shots to highlight the engineering design of the bridge. A sunny day with calm winds provided ideal conditions for the ground level photographs that were done with a Nikon D800 and the aerial photographs done with a DJI Inspire 1 X5R.

A variety of Nikkor lenses were used in photographing this project. The most used lenses were Nikon’s perspective control lenses, sometimes referred to as “shift” lenses. The 24mm PC-E, 45mm PC-E & 85mm PC-E were my primary lenses and I also used the 24-70 f2.8 and the (old) 80-200 f2.8 for a few of the shots. It is slower shooting with perspective control (shift) lenses but I like the control and it does save time in post production.

Pomerleau Construction: General Contractor

Parsons: Structural Engineering

Walters Group: Fabricated & erected the truss elements for the arch.

Aerial photograph from northeast of Burgoyne Bridge

Aerial photograph from northeast of the Burgoyne Bridge

 

Aerial photograph from southeast of Burgoyne Bridge

Aerial photograph from southeast of the bridge

 

Aerial photograph from southeast of Burgoyne Bridge

Aerial photograph from southeast of the bridge

 

Aerial photograph from east of Burgoyne Bridge

Aerial photograph from the east.

 

Aerial from east of Burgoyne Bridge

Photograph from south side of 12 Mile Creek.

 

Detail photograph from beneath Burgoyne Bridge

Detail photograph from beneath.

 

Detail photograph from beneath Burgoyne Bridge

Detail photograph from beneath the bridge.

 

Photograph from south side of Burgoyne Bridge

Photograph from south side of  12 Mile Creek.

 

 

Detail photograph from beneath Burgoyne Bridge

Detail photograph from beneath the bridge.

 

 

 

 

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