I’ve been struggling this week with what to write about. Not out of being busy, for once, just out of laziness and lack of ideas. I had a brief thought of writing about National Parks, since Les and I bough a pass. That turned into writing about public lands, but really it was just going nowhere. (Plus I decided that I need more photos before I write it and since we have a pass now I can get those photos.)
To give myself ideas I started going through my photos, it usually helps, and I realized that I have a lot of photos of bridges. Bridges are pretty awesome and they can be iconic as well as vital to communities. I also noticed that I haven’t done a gallery post in a while, so enjoy my best photos of bridges. Hopefully I’ll be able to come up with something more in-depth for next week. (Since there is a holiday and I’ll have a ton of time off work, I think I should be able to.)
The first covered bridge Les and I ever saw, Mud River Covered Bridge in Milton, WV. This is a scan of a print, I took it so long ago I was using film.
I’m not sure which bridge this is, but I took it from the Staten Island Ferry.
The railroad bridge over Upper Falls in Letchworth Stat Park.
The drawbridge in Charleston, OR, in the 15 months we lived in Oregon, we only saw it raised this one time.
Underside of a bridge in Highland Park in Rochester, NY.
Bridge Street Covered Bridge in Newfield Hamlet, NY.
This old bridge, built of wood in the 1860s (I think it was 1864, but I can’t remember for sure) has been reinforced with a steel structure. This is in Buttermilk Falls State Park in Ithaca, NY.
Trenton makes the world, or so this bridge would have you believe.
Railroad bridge in Trenton, NJ.
One of the first bridge photos I took, this is a bridge over the Entiat River near Lake Creek. I took this for my 365 project.
Footbridge in the Toronto Botanical Gardens.
Veteran’s Memorial Bridge across the Ohio River in Steubensville, OH
Many bridges in Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh is known as the “City of Bridges” and has 446 of them according to Wikipedia.
Thomas L. Kelly Covered Bridge in Allegany State Park, NY.
Pont De Rennes in downtown Rochester, NY, it has the best view of High Falls.
The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge is the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world, and I took a really kickass photo of it on my 26th birthday.
Footbridge over Paper Mill Falls in Avon, NY.
The bridge over Conesus Creek, just before Paper Mill Falls. Notice the old millstone in the center of the bridge.
Bridge in Stony Brook State Park, Dansville, NY. I also took this one for my 365 project, and put it with lyrics from “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge from the North Spit.
Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge in North Bend, OR.
Golden Gate Bridge from the Vista Point.
Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach.
Rainbow Bridge and Falls at Watkins Glen State Park.
Bridge over the Eel river of the former Northwestern Pacific Railroad, at Dyerville Bar, CA.
Second Genesee Aqueduct, also known as the Broad Street Aqueduct or Broad Street Bridge in downtown Rochester, NY.
Tiny little footbridge over a stream in South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Chiselville Covered Bridge, Sunderland, VT. The sign reads “One Dollar Fine For Driving Faster Than A Walk On This Bridge.”
Kingsley Covered Bridge, North Clarendon, VT.
Cooley Covered Bridge, Pittsford, VT.
Gorham Covered Bridge, Florence, VT.
Hammond Covered Bridge, Pittsford, VT. If you look closely you can see Les waving from the middle window.
Otter Creek Falls and Main Street Bridge, Middlebury, VT.
Thomas Creek Bridge, the highest bridge in Oregon.
Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, OR.
A very old, rickety bridge across Lower Smith River near Reedsport, OR.
Astoria-Megler bridge from below, in the fog.
Footbridge in Letchworth State Park.
Astoria-Megler Bridge, somehow I took this through the windshield with the car in motion, I was lucky to get it without any other cars visible.
Footbridge in Keuka Lake State Park.
The railroad bridge and Upper Falls in Letchworth Stat Park.
Bridges over the Erie Canal, Genesee Valley Park, Rochester, NY