Mini Challenge #221: Bridges

travelwaystravelways Candid GrinnerOttawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
edited February 22, 2016 in The Dgrin Challenges
Hi all,

This challenge is about bridges and it will last for 2 weeks: From now to Feb. 21, noon Pacific Standard Time

For some reason I'm always delighted seeing bridges in reality or in good photography.

I had the opportunity to travel quite a bit and to see some really great bridges.

I realize though that not everybody did the same. That's why I don't want to put some one who could see the Golden Gate Bridge (for example) at advantage over someone who didn't.

So, any image containing a bridge that tells us something will be appreciated.

If you like bridges, please show us what you like about them and make us like what you have seen too :)

Here are some of my own examples

1.
<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Bridges/i-nQ8R8Cs/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Pictures-of-USA/Idaho/i-nQ8R8Cs/0/L/bridge-snake-river-twin-falls-idaho-2-L.jpg&quot; alt=""></a>

2.
<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Bridges/i-3DnjfQh/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Photography/Underneath-above/i-3DnjfQh/4/L/bridge-L.jpg&quot; alt=""></a>

3.
<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Bridges/i-vRjKhWp/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Silhouettes/i-vRjKhWp/42/L/bridge-L.jpg&quot; alt=""></a>

4.
<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Bridges/i-G7xvf23/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/DailyPhotos/Photo-of-the-day/i-G7xvf23/30/L/IMG_4814_4-L.jpg&quot; alt=""></a>

5.
<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Bridges/i-KQQ2tgs/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofCanada/Photos-of-New-Brunswick-Canada/i-KQQ2tgs/1/L/Florenceville-New-Brunswick-covered-bridge-4a-L.jpg&quot; alt="Covered bridge, Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada"></a>

6.
<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Bridges/i-t9mBZgB/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofMexico/Ixtapa/i-t9mBZgB/3/L/bridge-ixtapa-mexico-L.jpg&quot; alt=""></a>

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  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 2,180Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2016
    Good challenge, Tatiana. I don't have many bridges in my repertoire, but here a few.


    1) Swinging Bridge - Yosemite National Park

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    2) The Sundial Bridge - Redding, Ca. This is a pedestrian bridge.

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    3) Covered bridge at the Pioneer Village in Yosemite National Park.

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2016
    Very nice and diverse. Thank you :)

    What a great architecture on the second one - nice light and angle!
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  • PhotonSnapperPhotonSnapper Beginner grinner Posts: 4Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 9, 2016
    Another great topic, I like the large variety of bridges. Here are my personal favourites:

    1) Millenium Bridge, leading to St. Paul*s Cathedral, London:

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    2) Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin:

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    3) Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne:

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  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 2,180Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 9, 2016
    Beautiful shots, Photonsnapper - particularly #3.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 9, 2016
    Cavalier wrote: »
    Beautiful shots, Photonsnapper - particularly #3.

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,717Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 10, 2016
    I probably have 1000 photos of bridges. Drawbridges of various kinds (lift, bascule, pontoon and swing), aqueducts, natural bridges, covered bridges, pedestrian bridges - bridges from going under them in a boat, bridges going over them in a car, bridges from a vantage point, old bridges that no longer exist, and new bridges - many many photos of bridges. Picking three was causing me a problem. So I will pick three, and then later I will post an album of bridge photos which people that are interested in bridges can look at.


    Most drawbridges are the bascule type - fairly common. Swing bridges are a little less common, but aren't very photogenic and pontoon bridges are worse.

    So I'll show the lift bridge. This photo is from 2002 in Norfolk where there are a couple of lift bridges - mostly they are in the lifted position as they are railroad bridges

    1 - Norfolk railroad lift bridge
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    The bridge tender is in the little cabin in the middle. He only raises the bridge just enough to clear the mast and it is scary to go under because you have no frame of reference to tell you whether you will clear or not.

    This one isn't a drawbridge, or at least this section isn't. It is the bridge on Pigeon Key (with a pigeon). This bridge was originally a railroad bridge and was only as wide as a railroad track. When the railroad was washed out in the1935 Labor Day Hurricaneit was decided to repurpose the railroad as a highway.Since the railbed was only one track wide, some modifications had to be made - mainly the road had to be made wider. So you can see in this picture how they cantilevered the road out on each side. They also used the old rails as railings. The bridge was still so narrow that trucks had to pull in their mirrors, or they would hit vehicles coming the other way. This bridge is no longer in use as a highway bridge

    2 - Old Pigeon Key Bridge from 2004
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    but it was in use when we lived in Key West.

    3 Harbor bridge in Sydney - 2012 (going across the bridge in a taxi)

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,387Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 10, 2016
    I actually have quite a few bridge shots, probably because I ride across a lot of them on bike tours. Here are three of my favorites:

    1) Pont du Valentre, the medieval bridge in the city of Cahors, France

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    2) A former railroad bridge, now for pedestrians and bikes, across the Wertach river in Augsburg

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    3) Bridge over the Loire at Ingrandes-sur-Loire

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 10, 2016
    Thanks grandmaR thumb.gif
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 10, 2016
    Wonderful images Sara - I especially like #1
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  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Posts: 151Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 12, 2016
    Here are my entries...

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    Internal structure of a local covered bridge

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    Schell Bridge in Northfield, MA. This bridge is closed to use and deteriorating quickly. A group of locals are determined to try and save it though. Personally I think it is beyond saving with how much has rusted on it.

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    A footbridge on a hiking trail in the White Mountains of NH. This bridge has since been replaced with a more rugged straight bridge with railings, but I think this old version had more character. Even if it was tipping and dangerous in winter.
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,717Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 12, 2016
    travelways wrote: »
    Thanks grandmaR thumb.gif

    People have often added images that weren't to be judged. I know there were some in the mini that I was the monitor for. So I think you could have sent me a personal message instead of doing it that way - I was upset.
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  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2016
    Hi Guys,

    Great images posted and thought I'd throw in a couple of mine to add to the fun ...


    1) Tower Bridge London

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    2) Bridge on the trail

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    3) Millennium Bridge - London - An Alternative View

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    Good luck everyone

    Alan.

    PS - Millennium Bridge - A crane has been removed right hand side ... but all the rest is pixel "as is" with simple Light room toning,
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2016
    Very nice images Alan. I especially like the wonderful light on the first one!
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 14, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »
    People have often added images that weren't to be judged. I know there were some in the mini that I was the monitor for. So I think you could have sent me a personal message instead of doing it that way - I was upset.

    Yeah, Grandma...

    I regret now that I removed my initial request which was actually not addressed to your name.

    I still believe that we should all try to respect the Rules and Guidelines as a politesse and consideration to the others.

    I particularly mentioned the #1 and #4 of the guidelines

    These are not personal and not for a specific person. They are for everybody.

    I don't have the time, energy nor the willing to start a dispute. If you feel like you need justice, please address yourself to the moderators and administration.

    I believe that participants in these challenges who think they have not any moral obligation to read and conform to the guidelines, should think again.

    I'm posting this as a simple participant who often does mistakes herself. The guidelines help ;)

    Please everybody, read them, at least for the simple fact that somebody spent their time to conceive them, for a good reason.

    Please let's move on in a peaceful, friendly and respectful environment.

    Thanks
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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,380Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 14, 2016
    Here's my first entry. More will follow later, but I have difficulty selecting from the very many bridge shots I have in my library ne_nau.gif

    Erasmusbridge, Rotterdam

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    EDIT: OK, here's the other two, if I wait longer the doubt will only increase headscratch.gif

    Bridge over the Loire in Saumur

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    Highway bridge over the Albert canal near Wijnegem (Belgium)

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 14, 2016
    Very nice bridge with beautiful architecture and great night shot. Cant wait to see the others!

    Thank you for posting, Pegelli :)
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  • Eldon SheaEldon Shea Major grins Posts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 15, 2016
    I bought a new lens online a few years ago and it was delivered to my office. I caught this scene on my way home from work that day. This is the first shot with my (then) new Canon 24-105 f4 L on my old faithful Canon 7D. Since then that lens has been on one of my cameras almost continually. It's a great all purpose lens.

    Sixth Street Viaduct
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    If you watch closely, you can see this bridge in about half of all car commercials ever made. Unfortunately, this lovely bridge is structurally unsound and is currently being dismantled. The design for the replacement is stunning, however, so LA is looking forward to many more car commercials featuring an iconic bridge.




    Here is a more recent shot taken on the deck of the same bridge.

    Topside, 6th Street Viaduct
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    I hope this qualifies. The rules don't say that the bridge must cross water.

    Light ribbons, DTLA
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 15, 2016
    I LOVE your bridges Pegelli - just wonderful especially the second entry!
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 15, 2016
    Eldon, I'm just blown up - Stunning!

    Thank you :)
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  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2016
    Pegelli & Eldon ... stunning!

    Alan.
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2016
    An assortment of other sorts of bridges.

    1) EcoTarium Urbanscape Preschool Exhibit with three bridges.
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    2) Old Bridge at Elm Park, Worcester, MA.
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    3) Stone Bridge, Oriental Garden, Blithewold Arboretum, Bristol, RI.
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2016
    I like your creativity in the first one, Don rolleyes1.gif

    I also like the reflections on the last 2 - how beautiful is the laced one (#2)!

    Thank you for posting!
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  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumPosts: 2,955Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 17, 2016
    Nothing fancy, just some bridges:

    1. Amsterdam, Netherlands

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    2. London, UK

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    3. Cologne, Germany

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 17, 2016
    Thank you Peter :)

    It doesn't have to be "fancy".

    I like them all, especially the perspective in the last one and the story telling of the first one!
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  • jbenayasjbenayas Chasing the light Posts: 18Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 18, 2016
    I'm going to contribute with two bridges of my small city in Spain, Talavera:

    1) Puente Reina Sofía (Queen Sofia Bridge) on the mist, constructed in 1908 and inspired in the industrial revolution architectural principles (as the Eiffel Tower):

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    2) Puente de Castilla-La Mancha, 192m height, constructed in 2011:

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    3) And finally, the Puente de Castilla-La Mancha again:

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 18, 2016
    Thank you Jorge, and welcome to the Dgrin Challenges! :)

    I love them - the fog, reflection and the human presence!

    Is the #3 supposed to be vertical?
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  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 18, 2016
    Great Shots Jorge,

    For me the first two are very good examples of a photographer "adding" something ...

    Unless by accident, and I seriously doubt that! In the first photograph you waited for someone to walk into that exact position, and in the second you waited for the exact moment for the cyclist or some other element of interest to add to the image. Many of us would simply be happy just to take the shot of the subject - the bridge.

    Great work, and lovely images.

    Alan

    PS - I'm with Tatiana on the third - It might be brave (i.e. rarely used), but I'm wondering if a vertical letter box view would be better.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 18, 2016
    Alans Grin wrote: »
    Great Shots Jorge,

    For me the first two are very good examples of a photographer "adding" something ...

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 18, 2016
    jbenayas wrote: »

    2) Puente de Castilla-La Mancha, 192m height, constructed in 2011:

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    I keep coming back to this photo - I also like the processing and diagonal lines of the bridge combined with the shadow of the bike, all framing so wonderfully the bike rider in the foreground, entering into te perspective of the bridge :) Very nice!
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  • GattoGatto Major grins Posts: 336Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 21, 2016
    My bridges
    The cobra ( Roma, Italy)
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    Bridging the top and the bottom (Houston, Texas)
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    A Bridge to salvation (Roma, Italy)
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