Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Railroad bridge

There's something about old railroad bridges. They are practical, no nonsense, form-follows-function structures. And they can be beautiful. This one, over the Lachine Canal in Montréal, is covered with graffiti. Still, it's nice.

If you look real close, you can see a dummy perched inside the center structure.

This is one of two railroad bridges over the canal that I saw on my walk. I think it was a pivoting bridge, able to be turned out of the way of passing canal traffic. There are no longer any tracks on either side of the canal for it to connect to, and it's turned in the "open" position, I'm guessing permanently. I'll post some photos of the other bridge tomorrow.


  1. It took me a minute or two to locate the dummy. I'm enjoying all of your Montreal photos, especially bridges like this one.

  2. These old rusty giants make great subjects. Well done.

  3. Another great shot. I had to double-check the dummy, given the dummies that do stupid things like that.

  4. evelyn, good work!

    stuart, thanks!

    mitch, I zoomed in on the original photo just to be certain (I get a lot more resolution with the originals than with the version I post to the blog).


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