Photographer's Note

The Pont de Québec (Quebec Bridge) once was the only way, beside the ferry, to cross the St-Lawrence river which is around 1km wide between Quebec and the south shore.
His construction started in 1903. In 1907, it was almost finished when engineers realized that his own weight was way higher than his capacity to carry. August 29th 1907, in 15 seconds, 75 persons were killed by the collapse of the south and central sections of the bridge.
The construction was almost immediatly resumed until septembre 11th 1916, when it collapsed again...16 persons died.
The construction was finally achieved about a year later. The cost of the construction was 25 millions, it accepts trains and cars, it is 987 meters long, 28,7 meters wide and 104 meters high. It once was considered by many has a wonder of the world.
It is still up in 2006, so we can say that like a phoenix, it rose from its ashes...funny thing, the original constructor was named the Phoenix Bridge Company...

Photo was taken at the beginning of the night on Blvd Champlain, which passes just under the bridge. A tripod was used with a 15 sec shutter speed. PP:curves+crop.

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