Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bridge over Miramichi River, Sepia Saturday, April 5, 2014

I don't envy people with dangerous jobs.  I don't even know how they can do the things they do.  But, without them, a lot of wonderful buildings, bridges, etc. would not be done.  Here are some pictures of men who helped build the Centennial Bridge in Douglastown/Miramichi in 1966-1967. It took a special breed of men, some even lost their lives in this construction.












The final results, The Centennial Bridge.  Hats off to the courageous men who build it!!

 

  


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11 comments:

  1. And hardly a safety harness to be seen - mind boggling, really, the risks they took.

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  2. I agree with Brett, and 1966-67 is not really all that long ago. I guess labour and workers' lives were cheap back then, and they would have simply lost their jobs if they complained about the safety risks.

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  3. One day while I was waiting for my car to be serviced, I struck up a conversation with an older gentleman who was also waiting for his car. Turned out he used to be part of a maintenance crew on the Golden Gate Bridge & some of the stories he told me had me shivering! And he had a few old photos (on his iPhone) to back up some of them, too. Yikes!

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  4. Just looking at some of those photos is scary.

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  5. The photographer must have been living dangerously as well!!

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  6. I had to scroll fast -- I couldn't stand looking! I wonder how people get into that job in the first place. How do they do it the first time?

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  7. As I was scrolling down, I thought it looked like the photos I've seen of the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge - and got to the end and it sort of looks like it too!

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  8. That's the fastest I've ever read a post. I have no stomach for those kind of heights ! Luckily we have some people who can handle them.

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  9. You're absolutely right about these people and they deserve our highest respect. Well done on finding pictures to match the theme so well.

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  10. I was hoping someone had photos of steel workers, those incredible men who balance and walk with the same assurance as tight rope walkers! Thanks!

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