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Lorenzo Giotti

The "Indiano" Viaduct on the Arno River

David Gerhard

The Swinging Bridge in Wolseley, Saskatchewan.

Wolseley, Saskatchewan, Canada

September 21, 12:33 am CST

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© 2004 David Gerhard, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

The town of Wolseley, SK was established on the Canadian Pacific railway line in 1882. Wolf creek flows north through the town and drains into the Qu'appelle river, 15 kilometers north of town. in 1902, the railway dammed the creek, creating a man-made lake to supply water for the steam engines. In 1905 the town approved the expenditure of $300 for a suspension bridge over the dam to connect homes on the north side with the business section. This was completed in 1906. In 1954, a small cyclone damaged the bridge beyond repair, and a second bridge was constructed to replace the original bridge in 1964.

This year, a new bridge has been constructed to replace the 1964 bridge, which was damaged during dredging of the lake. It is suspended across the lake with 4 steel cables, from which are hung metal rods and the bridge deck. The bridge was opened on July 3, 2004 with a parade and celebrations.

Wolseley is a town of approximately 960 people, located on the Trans-Canada highway, one hour east of Regina, SK. It is considered a very beautiful town, listed as one of Canada's 10 Prettiest Towns in 2000 and winning a "Communities in Bloom" in 2002.
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Equipment

Taken with a Nikon Coolpix 4500 with FC-E8 fisheye converter, mounted on home-made cubic pano head. 6 shots, shutter: 1/493, aperture: f7.1, focal length: 12.90 mm, ISO 100.
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