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Live bridge cam by CharlevoixCam, MI, USA

In December of 2019, Silver Linings Charlevoix 501c3 donated a fantastic camera to CharlevoixCam to use as the new BridgeCam. The BridgeCam is meant to be enjoyed by everyone from anywhere at any time, just like the other CharlevoixCam LIVE cameras. It will also be a useful tool for traffic reports, bridge and bridge light maintenance, weather monitoring, and more. This awesome new BridgeCam also helps to highlight the amazing efforts that went in to lighting the bridge thanks to Paul Belding’s vision. The bridge in Charlevoix lit up in full color is truly a site to behold and is now more available than ever. The BridgeCam did not happen overnight and took a lot of planning and discussions to come to fruition. The first obstacle of course is funding the camera. The kinds of cameras that we must use to function in extreme hot and cold temperatures and can stream to thousands of people at once don’t come cheap.

Technical solution

AXIS Q1786-LE Network Camera is a tough, top-of-the-line camera with outstanding 32x optical zoom. It’s an all-integrated camera that’s all set to take on just about any challenge, indoors or out. Go ahead and place AXIS Q1786-LE almost anywhere to capture your targeted surveillance area. You’ll be able to count on superior, high-resolution footage – still or motion-packed – in bright light, backlight or absolutely no light at all. That’s because AXIS Q1786-LE features 32x optical zoom, Axis OptimizedIR at up to 80 m and high resolution video in 4 MP or Quad HD 1440p at up to 60 fps. It’s got Axis Forensic WDR for clarity even when there are both dark and light areas in the scene and Axis Lightfinder for high-quality – color – images even recorded in near darkness. And Axis Zipstream preserves the forensic detail you need, while lowering bandwidth and storage requirements by 50% or more.

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