Sunday, June 24, 2012

Powell River Bridge

Last week I shared remnants of the old Wildwood Bridge spanning Powell River. This week I'm sharing its replacement. Thanks to Paul at A Powell River Photo Blog, I got some information about the new bridge. In his post, View of a Bridge, I learned that it was built in 1966 (well before my time in Powell River) and is of a truss arch design. Check out Paul's post. I like the angle in his picture.

We drive over the bridge to get from town to the Shinglemill marina to head up the lake. We are always in such a hurry to get home, we don't take much time to appreciate it's structure or beauty.

This view looks towards the Powell River dam and chuck (ocean) beyond. It may be small, but the large flow of water out of Powell Lake is enough to generate electricity for the paper mill with some to spare. -- Margy


  1. A nicely built bridge, beautiful shots.

  2. I like those good old no-nonsense bridges from the 50s and 60s. Enough power for the mill and then some? That's no small flow, is it?
    I checked out Paul's view. I do like his long shot of the bridge, and I'd forgotten about Powell River (the river) being the second shortest in the world.
    When I was a child, Powell River (the city) and the mill were iconic in our family, even though we'd never been there. Dad was a printer, so of course a paper mill intrigued us, and he also had a record of very stirring Scottish music entitled "The Pipes and Drums of Powell River" — it was a very good pipe band and we listened to it often.

  3. a beautiful bridge shots, you did capture them at nice angles!

  4. Margy - the bridge was still new-ish when I came here, only 6 years old!

    And the pipe band is still going strong Kay!

  5. Anonymous3:31 AM

    nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

  6. Great perspectives of the bridge.


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