The Capilano Bridge sits off the north end of the Lions Gate bridge in West Vancouver. It is an integral part of the commute from the North Shore to Vancouver for many people everyday. The BC Provincial Government recently decided fund a $40 million project along with the Government of Canada’s $290 mill infrastructure stimulus fund project to refit a new bridge to ease congestion.
The project website is here – Old Capilano Bridge if you’re more interested in whats going on.
Anyways, I don’t care a whole lot about the politics behind the bridge. What was cool are the time-lapses involved when they temporarily moved the old bridge over so they can construct the new bridge in its place.
There are 2 timelapse videos & 1 animation:
One from the West view
One from the East view
Animation of the bridge project
Well I must apologize for the lack of writing. I am far too lazy. Given the choice between sitting here and reading random crap on the internet versus writing about my trip, I chose the easier one…haha
There’s just too much to tell! I know some of you are waiting to hear, especially those who I won’t be seeing for a long time in Ontario, I promise to try and get something up here soon!
In the meantime, I’m almost done going through all my photos from my trip and have begun posting them on picaday.ca I’ll post a photo every day for the next while until I run out. I took a good 3-4k photos in 2 weeks so it should keep me going for a while. On the side, I have checked our d300 and the pro-lenses in for a warranty check/service and cleaning with Nikon Canada. All free 🙂
Also, While I was away, I saw this post by a local Vancouver Police officer. It pretty sums up my drives to Whistler. Very frustrating….and annoying. When driving on a highway, keep your eye on who’s behind you and move over for them…please! You might prevent an accident from happening! [click]
That’s all for now, I will be starting with NBC a week today!
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I did mention that I’d try and keep my blog updated with my travels in Asia but that has kinda failed.
In Hong Kong, I was pretty much busy with wedding stuff and seeing family that the only time I was on the computer was in the morning or late at night. Most of that time was spent catching up on email and other stuff too.
I am currently in Shanghai but will be heading off to Beijing tomorrow. The flights between Hong Kong/Shanghai and Shanghai/Beijing are short enough that I don’t really have enough time to write anything between them as well. I should also mention, that the internet in the hotel that I’m staying at is very slow, and we are also behind the “great FIREWALL of China” so I am unable to access certain sites (facebook..oh pitty…twitter, certain news sites). I should probably be careful what I post until I get home though, just in case….you never know.
I will most likely start posting my experiences during the final days of my trip and dispersed for the days following my return to Vancouver. I do have an 11 hour flight to do some blogging on. Other than that, everything is good and I have a ton of photos to go through.