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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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From a friend who was down there cutting trees to manage hazard. Edit Looks like railings might have been pulled off to help prevent obstruction.


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Wow! That's crazy to see. One of my favourite north shore bridges - I love the shadows it makes.
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That's wild.
I used to paddle the canyon a bunch when I lived in Van, I wonder how this is going to affect next summers boating?
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I wonder how this is going to affect next summers boating?
ell, there's a new boring flat water section, then a really fun drop...
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If the rocks are big, stable and not blasted, that is the new high water level of that stretch of river. RIP, twin bridges!
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Reference photo of what the bridge and river used to look like.



From photos taken on monday, the water level was just under the metal girders of the bridge. Heavy rains are going to cause problems for that poor bridge. Looks like a hefty bridge though, so hopefully it will survive? I wonder if they'll be able to clear some of the natural dam during low water this year?
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Whoa that's crazy! Hopefully the bridge will survive!
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my dog's swimming hole is gone! my swimming hole is gone! or it's deeper....and longer...
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If the slide is not removed, whether by man or nature, that bridge will not survive. Sturdy though it is, it cannot remain as it is. Sooner or later it will get clogged with debris and eventually give way or get enshrouded. Sooner than that, if the slide is not removed then likely the decision is made to remove the bridge to eliminate the risk of people crossing when the water is just a little too high.

Nothing unusual in the slide and subsequent change in the river. A slide happens, a deep pool is formed, it traps sand and gravel until there is no more pool. Just the drop at the end, and that'll change too. Natural enough, that river is a work in progress.

Hopefully a higher pedestrian bridge is constructed to restore the trail connection, and if that is done soonish then the old bridge can be left to either collapse or become part of the new riverbed.
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Indeed.

I still already miss the swimming hole. lot of good times there with the pooch.

That pic is amazing!
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I still already miss the swimming hole.
That's OK, wait 'til you see the new swimming hole. It'll be grand!
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Like 2km long! but no beach....yet.

From what I can tell, trails are still closed to the area. Does anyone know any different?
It's rather disappointing for me, to be honest: With 2 students of mine I'm making a series of films about the Seymour and for one of the films, which is to be an experimental film, we were shooting from the same spot at different times of day, every few weeks. That spot was the upstream railing of the Twin Bridges Bridge near the right bank. We had a couple more months to go on our shoot.

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I'm no film director, but would it be possible to include nature's experiment here into the experimental film?
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I'd say we have no choice. It's my kind of experiment: nothing but uncontrolled and uncontrollable variables. The two constants were camera placement (gone) and focal length... At least I no longer feel guilty for having put a series of very tiny sharpie dots on the bridge railing to align the camera.
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Some info here: http://bb.nsmb.com/showthread.php?p=2850338
and following pages.

Spur 4 bridge may also be damaged.

Various trail closures, Fisherman's, Twin Bridges, Hyannis point area, Bottletop, Riverside Drive, other trails near east side of Seymour River.
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