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#396889 - Sat Nov 10 2007 02:41 AM This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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As suggested by Picqero.

“We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagination far ahead of the crowd.”
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#396890 - Sat Nov 10 2007 11:04 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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I think there is a bridge or two in the zoo and as I will be visiting as soon as my membership card arrives I can use one of those. Apart from those we don't tend to have many since we have no rivers.
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#396891 - Sat Nov 10 2007 11:18 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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Barronvale Bridge, built in 1830 in Somerset County PA.

Cars are no longer permitted to travel through it so large boulders have been placed at each end.
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#396892 - Sat Nov 10 2007 12:20 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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Starting a day early on our weekly themes this week?

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#396893 - Sat Nov 10 2007 03:56 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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Oh man. I had no idea it was a day early till I read your post Cinnamon. I have several things happening at this point in time and am really losing track of time. My apologies to anyone that wanted to post a boat photo in that thread.
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#396894 - Sat Nov 10 2007 04:25 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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Bridge over the River Nidd in Knaresborough.
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#396895 - Sat Nov 10 2007 06:12 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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A bridge in a Japanese garden we visited while on holiday in Nelson


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#396896 - Sat Nov 10 2007 08:32 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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Not a problem, Roo! This is the bridge at Hoover Dam -


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#396897 - Sat Nov 10 2007 08:54 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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One of the bridges that gave Bridgetown its name.

Bridgetown is a lovely little country town about 267 km (165 miles) south of Perth. Maynooth and I spent a weekend there back in July.

This photo was taken under the bridge very early on a freezing cold Sunday morning, as you may be able to tell from the misty air. Every Sunday morning, there is flea market under the bridge - mostly selling local fruit and vegetables, hand-crafted items, plants, second hand bric-a-brac and home-made jams, cakes and biscuits.

This bridge is the last of the large wooden bridges to be built in Western Australia. It is made of local jarrah.


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#396898 - Sat Nov 10 2007 11:21 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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This is the Forth Rail Bridge, which crosses the Firth of Forth in Scotland, photo taken from the yacht 'Ice Maiden'.

It was the first ever large bridge to be made entirely from steel, over 54,000 tonnes being used in its construction.
There is an old saying "It's like painting the Forth Bridge", used whenever a task seems to be never ending. This originated from the need to continually paint the 45 acre surface of the Forth Rail Bridge, though nowadays it's only painted about every 20 years.

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#396899 - Sun Nov 11 2007 10:35 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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This is Richmond Bridge in Tasmania. It's the oldest bridge in Australia.

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#396900 - Sun Nov 11 2007 02:39 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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Mackinac Bridge (pronounced mack-e-naw) in Michigan, USA, is currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world with a length of 26,372 feet.

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#396901 - Sun Nov 11 2007 06:26 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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Fabulous bridge pictures, all!

Here's mine: Chattanooga, Tennessee, at Rock City, November 2005. (Yes, I saw Rock City!)
My girls were the brave ones. I stayed right where I was.

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#396902 - Sun Nov 11 2007 07:23 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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Agreed with DJsgal, great bridge shots all!

ClaraSue, does this bridge in your photo go to Mackinac Island?

Is that where "Somewhere in Time" was filmed? I used to think I'd like to take a trip there someday to see it in person...

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#396903 - Sun Nov 11 2007 07:47 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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BurgGurl, the bridge connects the Lower Peninsula to the Upper Peninsula (or UP) of Michigan. Mackinac Island is just to the east of the bridge. The way to the island is by ferry only, I believe. And yes, it is where Somewhere In Time was filmed. We took the kids there a few years ago and had a great time. Motorized vehicles (except for emergency vehicles) are not allowed on the island.

djsgal, I don't blame you. I'm not too keen on being on bridges either, especially suspension ones.


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#396904 - Mon Nov 12 2007 03:11 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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djsgal, I have a picture of myself standing in just about the exact same spot on that bridge! (it's a bit older though, about 35 years or so. )
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#396905 - Mon Nov 12 2007 10:49 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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Glad I'm not the only one who's a scaredy cat!

How funny Taesma! Kind of disconcerting that that bridge has maybe been there for over 35 years?! Surely they've updated it since then! We really did enjoy our visit there.
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#396906 - Mon Nov 12 2007 06:45 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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I've got so many bridges, so here's one I see more than most, the bridge over another bridge as the Hendon Way flies over the roundabout which in turn flies over the North Circular Road underneath. This is the Brent Cross Flyover in Golders Green.

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#396907 - Tue Nov 13 2007 04:10 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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Two bridges over the River Wesser in Germany. A modern road bridge viewed through a disused railway bridge:

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#396908 - Tue Nov 13 2007 06:29 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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This is Puente del Inca (the Inca's Bridge), which is located in the province of Mendoza, in Argentina. It's just a few kilometers away from Andes Mountains. The building in the picture is an abandoned Thermal Resort and Spa. The bridge is above it. And below the abandoned spa runs the Cuevas River (which then turns into the Mendoza River, a pretty long river, at that).



The bright yellow color of the bridge is due mainly to the high levels of sulfur found in the hot springs (which are inside the abandonded spa). I've been three times to Puente del Inca and it's really a beautiful place. This picture was taken in the summer time. In winter, the whole place is covered in snow and it's just as beautiful.

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#396909 - Thu Nov 15 2007 06:39 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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We have lovely bridges here, but this one reminds me of some nice people I know ... so
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#396910 - Thu Nov 15 2007 12:06 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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This is an interesting thread as I do like bridges. Yet, when I scanned the photo suggestion thread, I don't see the bridges suggestion. Hmmmm, I do see flags, badges, and coats of arms though....
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#396911 - Thu Nov 15 2007 02:43 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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It was thought of before the suggestions were sought.

My bridge is a bridge with a difference. It is a bridge leading from the orangutans' indoor quarters to the island where they spend their outdoor time, there is water beneath the bridge.



Link to a larger photo
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#396912 - Fri Nov 16 2007 04:13 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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I frequently cross this footbridge, that spans the river just above a little dam. You can see the difference in water level on either side. The double-railed area on the right of the photo is for fishing "at your own risk". I've never actually seen anyone fishing there, though.



This photo shows a long shot of the bridge, and you can see the ice boom above the dam through the leaves on the left.

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#396913 - Sun Nov 18 2007 04:07 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Bridges!
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With all bridges being crossed, we can now make our way to this week's theme of 'Clouds'.
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