|Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon)
|Date Taken: 2006-06-02|
|Categories: Nature, Architecture|
|Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753|
|Exposure: f/4.8, 1/1500 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-06-10 10:04|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is a view from the Astoria Column, looking down to the Astoria Bridge that leads in to Washington State. The clouds were very dramatic which I've tried to enhance using the clarify tool, giving them a more silvery look.|
The Astoria-Megler Bridge, which was formally dedicated August 27, 1966, stretches 4.1 miles from Astoria, Oregon, across the mouth of the Columbia River, to Point Ellice, Washington. The bridge’s main span is 1,232 feet in length, the longest "continuous truss" in the world.
The bridge is designed to withstand some of the toughest attacks of nature, Wind gusts of 150 miles per hour from the fierce Pacific storms that occasionally batter the coast still leave the bridge with a safety factor.
As the final link in the Mexico-to-Canada highway system, the bridge saves motorists driving time. And it provides an awesome view of the mouth of the Columbia River and at night, the twinkling hills of Astoria.
Photo: Cropped, Brightness/Contrast, Clarify, Resize, Sharpened
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