Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge

This is the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, officially known as the Veterans Memorial Bridge. It spans the Susquehanna River between Columbia in Lancaster County and Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania. It carries PA-Route 462 a total of 6,657 feet across the river. When the bridge first opened on September 30, 1930, there was a $.25 toll charge per car. Tolls are no longer collected on the bridge today. The bridge carries an average of 10,350 cars per day. The bridge was designed by James B. Long and built by Glen Wiley and Glenway Maxon (Wiley-Maxon Construction Company) at a cost of $2,484,000 (equal to $32,679,504 today) plus $56,400 (equal to $741,998 today) paid as an early completion bonus.

Camera: Calumet 45NX 4x5 large format monorail view camera. Bag bellows mounted on camera to accommodate the wide angle lens. 

Lens: Schneider 90mm f/5.6 Super-Angulon lens in a Copal 0 shutter mounted on recessed lens board. B+W brand Orange filter on lens to add a touch of contrast to the water and bridge.  

Exposure: 1 second @ F45 with film rated at box speed of 100.  Metered with a Pentax 1 degree spot meter.

Film: Ilford Delta 100 B&W 100 ISO Negative Film.

Development: Self Developed film in Kodak Xtol 1+2 in Paterson Universal Tank. 13 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius. Tap water stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo. Hung on shower curtain to dry on film clips.  

Scanning: Negative scanned with Epson V600 in two scans and merged back together in PhotoShop since the V600 doesn't natively support 4x5 scans in one pass. Cropped to 6x12 size in Lightroom 4.