The sight of the J.C. Van Horne Bridge that extends across the Restigouche River between New Brunswick and Quebec is not only fascinating to photograph but it has made travel much easier. The thin clouds adorning the deep blue sky over the bridge add to the beauty of the area as the green hillsides of New Brunswick sit off in the distance.
The JC Van Horne Bridge is made of steel that was constructed between 1958 and 1961 and the first crossing was made on October 15th of 1961. It is over twenty six hundred feet in length and is a four deck truss bridge that has two traffic lanes and two sidewalks.
As the JC Van Horne Bridge is a interprovincial crossing, the governments from Canada, New Brunswick and Quebec all had to get together and sign the agreement to make this bridge official. Before the bridge was constructed, a ferry service ran between the two provinces which was completely sufficient until the increase of traffic became too much as the line ups for the ferry were horrendous.
In the 1950's, members of the federal and provincial governments spent the day examining the traffic snarls and the length of time it took to get on a ferry and the decision was made for the JC Van Horne Bridge to be built. The bridge has made a world of difference to the local residents of both New Brunswick and Quebec and nobody worries about line ups or rough sailings at the ferry terminals. To get back and forth between the two provinces has become simple and the since the J.C. Van Horne Bridge opened, it has increased tourism in both provinces.
The J.C. Van Horne Bridge across the Restigouche River in the town of Campbellton, Appalachian Range Route, Highway 11, Restigouche, New Brunswick, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 25mm.
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