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Canada Line construction photos

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New Canada Line Fraser Bridge under construction 2007_0825

Construction on the new Fraser River crossing August 25, 2007

Stephen Rees Photo

As you know I have been trying to document the construction process here and on flickr. But I am not alone, and I have seen many phtographers doing the same thing – and all of us are frustrated by the lack of access, and ubiquitous fencing with blue fabric used to limit dust, which also limits visibility.

However, one guy seems to have got around all that. Like many of the rest of us he is not a professional – he is not even very experienced in digital photography since he credits someone else with basic image manipulation. What he does have is a helmet, hi-vis vest and big boots and somehow permission to go where none of the rest of us have been allowed a peek.

So for the pictures I was not allowed to take go to the official Canada Line site

Written by Stephen Rees

August 26, 2007 at 10:37 am

Posted in photography, transit

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  1. See also pics by Tafryn Palecloud – an employee (not sure of whom) on site:

    ron c.

    August 27, 2007 at 1:23 pm

  2. They removed the bulk of the canvas from the Sears side of the Vancouver City Centre Station site.

    ron c.

    August 27, 2007 at 4:47 pm

  3. BTW – I have posted a couple of your shots (with credit of course) on the SkyscraperPage and SkyscraperCity forums – particularly the North Arm Bridge shot which shows the pedestrian/bike path bolted to the side quite clearly.

    ron c.

    August 27, 2007 at 4:51 pm

  4. ron

    can you provide URLs to those SkyScraper pages for ease of reference, thanks

    Stephen Rees

    August 27, 2007 at 6:25 pm

  5. Here they are (there are actually two threads at each forum – one in the Transportation threads and one in the local BC threads:


    SkyscraperPage (these are sometimes slow to load):

    ron c.

    August 28, 2007 at 12:00 pm

  6. Thanks for the link, Ron. I have added it to the blogroll.

    I found today a couple of sites downtown where some of the canvas has been removed. Chain link fencing means you can see but limits camera angles severely. Even so I did manage to get some shots which are now on flickr.

    Stephen Rees

    August 28, 2007 at 8:36 pm

  7. BTW, in case you haven’t seen them, this Translink RFP (at the Translink website under About Us/Bidding Opportunities/Open Bids) contains renderings of the “Urban Transit Showcase” modifications to Main Street Station, Broadway Station and Metrotown Station:

    These have also been posted on the forum by one of the members at SkyscraperCity:

    ron c.

    August 29, 2007 at 1:08 pm

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