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Robert, and others,
 
        This park is actually only about 60 miles from Calgary.  I travel through there quite often.  I would welcome any of you who would like to visit.  It's one of the many beautiful places in Canada.
 
        Animals crossing the highway in this area have been the cause of many serious and fatal accidents over the years.  These designed crossings do serve a useful purpose.  As far as loading is concerned that area has a ground snow load of about 50 p.s.f.; plus some animals, particularly elk, which commonly weigh up to 1,500 pounds each, frequently "bunch up" more closely than seen in the photograph.  The elk plus the snow load can be applied at the same time so the structures do need to be substantial.
 
Regards,
 
H. Daryl Richardson
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 8:57 AM
Subject: RE: Fwd: FW: The Bridge...Only in Canada!!

I finally saw the photo.  I have to agree, for an animal crossing bridge, it looks pretty stout.  But then again, maybe Canada has HS250 elk loadings.

 

From: Stan Caldwell [mailto:stancaldwell(--nospam--at)gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 7:41 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Fwd: FW: The Bridge...Only in Canada!!

 

All:

 

I hate to spoil the party, but the picture that is the subject of this thread is actually of a bridge for the Canadian Pacific Railroad.  All of that wildlife was apparently added by PhotoShop.  Since I know that none of you believe Texans, here is my source:  http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/banffelk.asp 

 

Regards,

 

Stan

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 6:43 AM, Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. <design(--nospam--at)hodgsoneng.ca> wrote:

Thanks.  After I sent it, I realized it wouldn't show, but I didn't know what to do about it.
Gary

On 3/11/2010 7:47 PM, Marius Tomutza wrote:

I guess the picture got cut off. I'm re-attaching it.

*/Marius N. Tomutza
/*(805) 477-1337



--- On *Thu, 3/11/10, Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. /<design(--nospam--at)hodgsoneng.ca>/* wrote:


   From: Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. <design(--nospam--at)hodgsoneng.ca>
   Subject: Fwd: FW: The Bridge...Only in Canada!!
   To: "SEAINT Mail List" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
   Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 4:35 AM



   -------- Original Message --------
   Subject:     FW: The Bridge...Only in Canada!!
   Date:     Wed, 10 Mar 2010 17:50:10 -0500
   From:     Paul Levesque <paullevesque1(--nospam--at)sympatico.ca
   </mc/compose?to=paullevesque1(--nospam--at)sympatico.ca>>
   To: <design(--nospam--at)hodgsoneng.ca </mc/compose?to=design(--nospam--at)hodgsoneng.ca>>,
   "Paul Price" <paprice(--nospam--at)sympatico.ca
   </mc/compose?to=paprice(--nospam--at)sympatico.ca>>, "R B" <rbuso(--nospam--at)msn.com
   </mc/compose?to=rbuso(--nospam--at)msn.com>>



   *If you build it - they will come*

   *The bridge. Nice work, Canada!!
   *cid:6278AD62FE4F4342921AE9F04A5469BE@ValuedCustomPC
   */WHO   WOULD HAVE THOUGHT?
   If You Build It, THEY Will   Come..
   /*

   This is the   actual turn-off From Banff, Alberta, Canada to the
   #1   highway to Calgary ...

   Great  picture isn't it?  They had to build the animals their  own
   crossing (especially  the elk) because that

   was where  the natural crossing was and  after the highway was
   built  there were far too many  accidents.

   It didn't take  the animals long to learn  that this was their
   very own  bridge!
   And then you have some  people saying '/ Animals are   stupid.'/

   I don't think  so.








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