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Wabasha Street Bridge by Robert Rydeen

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Robert Rydeen Robert Rydeen
Explore score
0.87 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 19, 2009
Date taken
Nov 18, 2009

The Wabasha Street Bridge is a segmental bridge that spans the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. There are actually two separate bridges, one for northbound and one for southbound traffic. The bridge was built in 1996 with a large opening ceremony and with bridge closed to traffic and free ice cream. Mayor Norm Coleman let loose two rehabilitated Bald eagles, a male and a female. The bridge replaced an earlier structure that was built in 1889. The new bridge was built with pedestrians in mind with 11-foot wide sidewalks, six overlooks at the pier locations, and a stairway down to Raspberry Island. The color scheme of the bridge was also planned to reflect the architectural heritage of St. Paul, with a soft buff color (the color of sandstone) to reflect the colors used in many downtown St. Paul buildings. The color of terracotta roofs in the city was used to select the color of the railings, and the green patina of the St. Paul Cathedral is echoed in the ornamental color of the overlooks.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 872 megapixels (76717 x 11370 pixels)
Input images: 186 (31 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 59.6 degrees wide by 8.8 degrees high (top=3.6, bottom=-5.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ35
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-11-18 12:21:27 - 2009-11-18 12:32:25
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.005
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 486.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 36.7 to 41.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 41.4 to 63.2 percent
Computer stats: 8192 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 1:48:07 (0:34 per picture)
Alignment: 10:45, Projection: 12:28, Blending: 1:24:53

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