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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

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OK, I'll bite one more time--the opposite coast from my first guess: the Point Atkinson lighthouse in West Vancouver, BC.
Got it in two!

Yes, this light (now unmanned) is at the entrance of English Bay the primary outer harbour at Vancouver BC.. we pass it every time we leave the bay. It's a tidal reference station and also the site of a chart datum.

Sloopie probably looks out at this every day, it's now surrounded by the tony neighbourhood of West Vancouver, some of the richest real estate in the country, and hardly 'remote'. It's in a very pleasant waterfront hiking park known as Lighthouse Park.

This light harks from the '30s, but an original was installed much earlier than that. This book, written by a former Atkinson light keeper details the history of many of BCs coastal lights..

Harbour Publishing: Keepers of the Light
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Maine, British Columbia--they are both places I'd like to visit again soon.

I doubt this location will take long to guess:



I'm afraid to give any hints...
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Double decker bridge... looking onto ocean. Too bad, I thought it might be the Sydney Harbour bridge, but it is too insubstantial and both that and the Tokyo bridge have land visible from that angle. I, for one, would need a hint before hazarding a guess.
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I don't think it's a double decker... I think it's two parallel bridges, and I'd guess Eastern Seaboard somewhere...
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Faster - I think you are right, I just noticed that the supports/spans overlap the "upper" level, which would only be the case if it were in fact a "rear" level
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

The bay bridge
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Yep, looks like the Chesapeake Bay Bridge...


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Good pic.

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

The William Preston Lane Memorial Bridge, a.k.a. the Chesapeake Bay Bridge it is!

I cropped out the towers and if you looked closely, I figured the two suspension cables would be enough of a clue that you were looking at twin bridges, not a double-decker bridge. Other than the Delaware Memorial Bridge, I can't think of any other twin-span suspension bridge.

The Bay Bridge is a staple in Friday afternoon traffic reports during the summer, when it's a traffic-clogged gateway to the Maryland and Delaware beaches, but I think those of us who sail across the Chesapeake make the better choice

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Sorry about the delay I have been away from the internet for a few days.

In keeping with the bridge theme, try this.

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