What is this this crossing?
In the photo just in front of the train with the crane at the edge of the drop
off from track into river
stands a young man.
Truss truss. From left.
Truss truss. From right.
A bridge built middleward.
Bridge — bridge — bridge — bridge — water. Bridge — bridge — bridge bridge —
Tracks on opposite shores of a river.
Railway atop concrete and stone pillars bridge stretching toward a meeting.
In the centre of the Skeena.
Where currents are strongest.
Sarah de Leeuw, "Skeena Crossing" from Skeena. Copyright © 2015 by Sarah de Leeuw. Reprinted by permission of Caitlin Press.
Source: Skeena (Caitlin Press, 2015)