Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Alexander Bridge Excursion

When all the crowds are gathering for big Canada Day celebrations and group activities my husband and I scurry off to quieter locations, preferring to spend the day enjoying Canada's natural beauty.

Canada Day excursion to Alexander Bridge, BC

This year we headed up the Fraser Canyon to Alexander Bridge Provincial Park and walked the old highway (pictured above) down to the old Alexander Bridge.

Canada Day excursion to Alexander Bridge, BC

It was more of an easy walk than and actual hike.

Canada Day excursion to Alexander Bridge, BC

A train surprised us by roaring by just as we approached the tracks. No time to set the camera to best capture the speeding train.

Canada Day excursion to Alexander Bridge, BC

There were a few other people stopping by to enjoy the view, but certainly no crowds.

Canada Day excursion to Alexander Bridge, BC

Looking out from the old Alexander Bridge you can see the new bridge which was built in 1965, just downstream.

Canada Day excursion to Alexander Bridge, BC

Looking through the rusty deck at the mighty Fraser River rushing by.
Canada Day excursion to Alexander Bridge, BC

All the rust and corrosion does nothing to add to one's sense of security while standing on the bridge.

Canada Day excursion to Alexander Bridge, BC

With the very wet spring we've had this year the Fraser River is flowing very fast and high.

6 comments:

Jen said...

All that rust makes me nervous. You're very brave!

Marlene said...

The bridge had been closed off until recently, Jen. I'm hoping that it's open now only because it has been checked and verified as safe for foot traffic at least. I wasn't actually feeling very brave. Looking down through the grating with the water rushing past made me feel dizzy, so I had to keep my eyes up!

Miranda Ixie said...

Oh wow, you live in a beautiful place. Your photographs are gorgeous! Though I agree with Jen, that rust would make me a little bit nervous too.

Randomfish said...

That looks like a wonderful way to spend Canada Day! :D

Marlene said...

It is truly beautiful here in BC Miranda. Mountains, lakes, rivers, even "high desert" areas in the Kamloops region. With all this right at home we don't have much need to travel far.

Marlene said...

Thanks Randomfish. It was a very enjoyable day. Chilly enough for a jacket, but not raining at least.