Pattullo Bridge 2017
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: The New Westminster Approach
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: The North Shore
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Entering the Arch
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Grand Harmony
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: General Jackson
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Archopolis
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Intersteelar
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Back Paddle
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Beauty's Holder
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Work of Arch
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Wheel Life
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Watch
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Peace, order, and good government
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Girder Dog
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Goodbye 1
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Goodbye 2
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Goodbye 3
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Exit
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: The Old Colossus
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Auf Wiedersehen
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: City Bank
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: The South Shore
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: The Surrey Approach
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Next Explorers
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017

Cover photo for the Pattullo Bridge 2017 gallery.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: The New Westminster Approach
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: The New Westminster Approach

We begin our journey over the Fraser River at the New Westminster approach to the Pattullo Bridge.

We will cross from the North to the South shore.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: The North Shore
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: The North Shore

We cross over the north shore of the Fraser River at New Westminster. B.C.

Front St. and the railroad tracks are directly below. A SkyTrain is crossing the Sky Bridge. A tower from the Alex Fraser Bridge is visible in the distance on the right.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Entering the Arch
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Entering the Arch

Let's make a bridge. Turn your empty Tim Hortons coffee cup upside down. Puncture it on both sides with a knife through the middle.

Congratulations! You've made a bridge.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Grand Harmony
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Grand Harmony

With forces in perfect balance, the arch is designed to support the roadway as it passes through airspace high above the river.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: General Jackson
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: General Jackson

The tugboat General Jackson heads up the Fraser River between the Pattullo Bridge and the Sky Bridge.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Archopolis
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Archopolis

The arch is a complex machine. Each beam, joint and rivet works in sync with the whole. Opposing forces are balanced and the arch supports the net load on the bridge.

 

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Intersteelar
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Intersteelar

The arch receives and decodes messages from Deep Space. Okay, maybe that one is above its pay grade. Just maybe.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Back Paddle
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Back Paddle

This photo was taken from the Pattullo Bridge.

Paddlewheeler riverboat M.V. Native does a U-turn in the Fraser River. The Sky Bridge and New Westminster are in the background.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Beauty's Holder
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Beauty's Holder

Plato says forms are eternal. We strive for Truth and Beauty. There is beauty here. Is it in the arch? In the sky? Or both, as one together?

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Work of Arch
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Work of Arch

We descend from the top of the arch back down to the bridge deck.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Wheel Life
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Wheel Life

A group of cyclists enjoys the bridge while it is closed to regular traffic.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Watch
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Watch

High surveillance on the Pattullo Bridge.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Peace, order, and good government
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Peace, order, and good government

Orwellian aspect of surveillance cameras. Is their dystopian nature for public good or evil?

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Girder Dog
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Girder Dog

Time to leave the Pattullo Bridge.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Goodbye 1
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Goodbye 1

The cyclists leave the Pattullo Bridge bound for Douglas Island.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Goodbye 2
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Goodbye 2

The cyclists leave the Pattullo Bridge bound for Douglas Island.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Goodbye 3
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Goodbye 3

The cyclists leave the Pattullo Bridge bound for Douglas Island.The Port Mann Bridge is in the background, upriver and to the East.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Exit
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Exit

The Pattullo Bridge with New Westminster in the background.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: The Old Colossus
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: The Old Colossus

Send us your toll weary commuters longing to cross for free.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Auf Wiedersehen
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Auf Wiedersehen

To the Pattullo Bridge arch we say, "Until we see again."

Pattullo Bridge 2017: City Bank
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: City Bank

City Bank is the name of the fluvial area in the middle of Fraser River between Surrey and New Westminster. And yes, it accepts (silt) deposits 24/7. 

This photo was taken from the Pattullo Bridge looking NNE. The railway bridge is shown below.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: The South Shore
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: The South Shore

Our journey over the Pattullo Bridge is coming to an end. We have reached the south shore of the Fraser River at Surrey, B.C.

Below, people are on the shoreline at Brownsville Bar Park. The Sky Bridge is in the middle. New Westminster is shown in the background.

We have come a long way together.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: The Surrey Approach
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: The Surrey Approach

We pass over the South Fraser Perimeter Road (Hwy. 17) as we come down from the Pattullo Bridge. The railroad overpass is in the middle. The Sky Bridge approach is in the background.

Pattullo Bridge 2017: Next Explorers
       
     
Pattullo Bridge 2017: Next Explorers

Our crossing of the Pattullo Bridge has come to an end.

How much time she has left is uncertain.

One thing for sure, she will welcome all who come to cross the Fraser River.