BHC Pic of the Week Nr. 179

Source: Peter Fotar via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peter_fotar/

This winter has been exceptionally good for photography, especially due to the Aurora Borealis. The further north a person goes, the more you see it and the more beautiful it is to the naked eye. This pic, taken by Peter Fotar, is one of them. One doesn’t need a flash to photograph a bridge under the full moon light with shades of red and green in the background. This photo was taken at the Älvsbyn Bridge, spanning the River Piteälv in the District of Norrbottens Län in northern Sweden. This polygonal bowstring through arch bridge features Warren-shaped wire beams supporting the narrow roadway. It is one of three bridges with such designs and one of a dozen through arch bridges in the district. It’s the same district where one can find many unique bridges built using stayed cables and wiring. Many of these bridges are estimated to be between 30 and 50 years old and are still in pristine condition. There are also truss bridges that exist and carry rail traffic. These are a century old on average. The country is one of the most sparsely populated given its proximity to the Articl Circle, yet there are a lot of gems to find and to photograph, as far as crossings are concerned. The question is whether a person is for the midnight sun or the perpetual night. 😉

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