In Crossings the controversial delivery of tar sands oil to Port Arthur, Texas from Alberta, Canada is examined at ground level through the dispassionate eye of Google Street View, the automated documentarian of our nation’s roadways. The 180° diptychs compiled here are composed of opposing camera views from each intersection of the Keystone pipeline corridor with Google’s roving camera. This is a historical moment, captured incidentally, immediately accessible for a year or so, and then replaced at the next passing of the camera.
This segment of the Keystone Mainline extends through South Dakota from the North Dakota border to Nebraska. Forty “crossings” are shown here. Images are ordered north to south. Click on any image to begin viewing enlarged images.
Additional KMP Google Earth views are available here.
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