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Taken 4-Nov-11
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Photo Info

Dimensions3734 x 2489
Original file size6.56 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken4-Nov-11 08:12
Date modified17-Dec-11 20:08
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D200
Focal length22 mm
Focal length (35mm)33 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.7
Exposure0.8s at f/22
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Sunrise over the South Grand Island Bridge and Niagara River looking from Grand Island towards Tonawanda, NY and Buffalo.

Sunrise over the South Grand Island Bridge

The South Grand Island Bridge takes the I-190 from Tonawanda, New York (NY) to Grand Island, New York (NY) over the Niagara River. Despite some efforts and successes in the downtown Buffalo sections of the I-190, the bridge remains a toll bridge. The bridge consists of two truss arch bridges. It is operated by the New York State Thruway Authority. The bridge has a 93-foot clearance. While the twin bridges were targeted to be identical there are some differences between the one built in 1930s and the other from 1960s, like stone vs. steel faced cutwaters, different guard rails, and more.

In this photo you see the bridge in the early morning of a late autumn day as seen looking from the Grand Island down the I-190 towards Tonawanda and Buffalo, New York (NY). The great Niagara River is definitely a body of water demanding respect. Not only is it rather wide but the flow is rather fast too. I think that somehow makes the bridge more impressive too. Being there in the morning before the sun comes up so late in the year adds a dose of freshness and the lack of people and traffic around makes the hum of the river the most prominent sound.