While we’ve seen a wide variety of things recorded with our Wingscapes TimelapseCam 8.0 - from plants growing to wedding receptions to home remodling projects, we have to stop and doff our caps in profound respect to the folks at the Oregon Department of Transportation who made the decision to record this time lapse video of a construction project of truly monumental proportions: the moving of an entire bridge.
Originally constructed in 1925 to span the Willamette River that cuts through the city of Portland, Oregon, the Sellwood Bridge simply could not handle the increasing weight or volume of traffic a Twenty-first century city requires. Thus as part of a reconstruction project begun in 2006, the movement of its entire 1,100 foot span was necessary. We’re not sure if it was one of our cameras that recorded it but we’re darned impressed regardless with such a massive object being moved so successfully and the forethought of the engineers to record it in time lapse video as documentation of it working so well.
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It certainly hasn’t taken long for the hardworking men and women in the construction industry to discover the benefits of incorporating Wingscapes cameras into their projects. Whether they’re using the BirdCam 2.0 or the new TimelapseCam 8.0, we’ve been seeing quite a number of great videos and photo collections of construction projects from all across the country.
Projects like the building of this house in Millcreek, UT that billw2155 recorded using two Wingscapes cameras. Now he’s not only got a great new house but a time lapse video record of its construction as well.
Following significant damage from large waves to the bicycle path along the beach at Surfer’s Point in Ventura, California, the question of how to protect it in the future became a significant local issue. Should they build a seawall or undertake a more environmentally friendly managed shoreline retreat project that would help protect the coastline against erosion as well as provide more beachfront area in the long run?
The managed shoreline retreat project was implemented in September of 2010 and the Ventura Chapter of The Surfrider Foundation funded the documentation of it - documentation that relied heavily on four Wingscapes TimeLapse ProjectCam cameras.
All of us at Wingscapes are thrilled with the results - not only at the success of the project itself but in how our cameras helped to record it so that everyone could see just how much hard work went into it. Hearty congratulations all around!
Thanks to Kerry Buckley for sending us this awesome timelapse video of a kitchen extension. The video was taken with the original BirdCam on TIMELAPSE mode set to take a photo every 5 minutes. The construction lasted from June to October, but has been neatly packaged in a 2 1/2 minute video.
Kitchen Extension Time-Lapse from Kerry Buckley on Vimeo.
And for you timelapse fans, don't forget about the new Timelapse PlantCam from Wingscapes! It will be added to the website and on sale soon!