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Registered: December 2009
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This image was taken during a 1983 trip to Vancouver, B.C. In a party of four three of us crossed to the side where I took this picture while the 4th refused to cross because of the swinging nature of the bridge.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The current bridge is 140 metres (460 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) above the river.

The bridge was originally built in 1889 by George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer and park commissioner for Vancouver. It was originally made of hemp ropes with a deck of cedar planks, and was replaced with a wire cable bridge in 1903. In 1910 Edward Mahon purchased the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Mac MacEachran purchased the Bridge from Mahon in 1935 and invited local natives to place their totem poles in the park, adding a native theme. In 1945, he sold the bridge to Henri Aubeneau. The bridge was completely rebuilt in 1956.

In 2004 new attraction consisting of seven footbridges suspended between old-growth Douglas Fir trees on the west side of the canyon was added forming a walkway up to 30 metres (98 ft) above the forest floor. In June 2011, a new attraction called Cliff Walk was added to the park.

Nik levels and curves (subtle S-curve)

Kodachrome 64

Taken August 1983.
· Date: Sun October 15, 2017 · Views: 136 ·
Keywords: Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver
Camera Make / Model: Canon AE-1
Lens Make / Focal Length: Canon 50mm
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State / County / Area Image taken: North Vancouver, B.C.
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yashica boy

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 319
Sun October 15, 2017 10:46am

Wouldn't get me on it but I like the way the people go out of focus as they cross the bridge
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Richard G

Registered: June 2013
Posts: 1,763
Sun October 15, 2017 12:04pm

I'm not sure whether I would cross either! Well done for your fortitude and camera records Jan

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,829
Sat October 21, 2017 10:39pm

A tad longer than any other suspension bridges I have crossed Jan. The last one I walked was quite short but in front of me were several large Pacific Islanders. Apart from making the bridge sway more I thought they may break it. Great photo for the theme,

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