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.
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