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Debra Plett

Wonderful shot Clifford. The vibrant colours of the landscape and sky are a nice contrast to the decaying bridge. Lots of history here in this super composition. Would be a really interesting place to wonder around.

Clifford Dupuis

Thank you so much Debra

Harold Fleming

Great photo, Clifford, nice composition. I especially like the missing boards here and there and what looks to be one good track and one rusty track. Are you still able to walk this or is it condemned?

Clifford Dupuis

Thank you so much for your comments. This bridge - a Howe Truss design is the only wooden railway bridge still standing in Canada with this design. The bridge is totally fenced off and walking on it is not allowed or advisable. Plans by the Atlas Mine group to restore it have been ongoing for many years but CPR remains un-committed and the bridge continues to decay with time so its future is questionable


Veary nices Shot i like finding them shots

Clifford Dupuis

Thank you so much Jeff


i seen one lick that near my plase old trane trakes

Yves Langlois

You did a very nice compo with that bridge Clifford. Good thing is the background look as abandoned as the bridge. Great that you include the little touch of blue and orange. Well done.

Clifford Dupuis

Thank you so much for your kind words Yves, I very much appreciate your thought

The East Coulee Railway bridge, now abandoned awaits its fate as it continues to fall into disrepair. It is located near the Atlas Coal Mine, a National Historic Site, in the Badlands of Alberta
Taken By
Clifford Dupuis
Taken On
September 15, 2021
railway_bridges atlas_coal_mine drumheller alberta east_coulee nikon_photographer landscape_photographer coal_mining alberta_badlands red_deer_river red_deer_river_valley national_historic_site wood railway train_track rail transportation
  • Focal: 30
  • Shutter speed: 0.005555555556 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 11

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