Blog Photo lesson: Architecture 

The Deh Cho Bridge

Needless to say, there was little architecture to photograph during my trip through northern Canada.  There was an amazing bridge recently built in Fort Providence that was not only spectacular to see but has an interesting recent history.  Because the photo was poor, I decided to tweet it with Adobe Elements and make it a more interesting shot.

It’s not the best picture to begin with but….





The Deh Cho Bridge spans a mile section of the McKenzie River and is one of just a few permanent bridges in northern Canada.  In this area, rivers are crossed using ferries in the summer and  over ice roads, by truck or car,  in the winter.  There’s a 3-4 week period in the spring when all traffic is stopped due to the spring ‘break up of the ice.’  Today the ferry systems are being replaced by permanent bridges, an important adjustment for growing communities.  The Deh Cho Bridge allows traffic in and out of Yellowknife which is the largest city in the Northwest Territories.  You can read more about this here.

Here’s the defunct ferry sitting in ‘dry dock’….


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