Lumberjack Candle Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

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The Lumberjack Candle Bridge, completed in 1989, functions as a stabilizing element between the city buildings, the gently receding slopes of Ounasvaara Hill and the expansive river landscape. Its name brings to mind a recollection from the period of log-floating, a commemoration to the lumberjacks. The Lumberjack Candle, as it is called, is an erect, burning stump of wood. At the top of the pair of pylons, there is an illuminated solution which resembles the lumberjack candle. The bridge has risen along with Pohjanhovi, Arktikum and the Reindeer Horn City Plan to become a symbol of our city. The melt near the Lumberjack Candle Bridge is a splendid resting place for migratory birds in the spring. It boasts at best thousands of migratory birds and innumerable rarities as well, such as the glaucous gull, black coot and shelduck.

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Land of the Arctic Circle
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Mountain of the
Midnight Sun

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Finland’s Klondike
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From sleigh rides to the
age of the Concorde

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The nearest real hotel
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Santa Claus Land
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A city called by many
names - and the heroes
take the spoils

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