BHC Pic of the Week Nr. 19

This Pic of the Week takes us to Minnesota, where I was born and raised, and to another bridge used for target practice: The Broadway Avenue Bridge, spanning the Minnesota River, carrying MN Hwy. 99 in St. Peter, located 13 miles (26 km) northeast of Mankato.

Built in 1931, the 400-foot long span features Siamese Pennsylvania through truss spans, molded together to make it one span. The Howe-lattice portal bracings are skewed by 10°. The bridge was rehabbed recently, as a new coat of paint was added, along with new decking and lighting. Yet despite this, the bridge looks somewhat the same as before, minus the color change. Have a look at the difference and see what you think. I’ve stopped at the bridge at least five times for a photo opp. The shot taken before the rehab was in 2013. The shot after the rehab was in July 2018, six months after the rehab was completed. Enjoy! 🙂

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You can click on the link above to see what else they have done to see for yourself. 🙂

 

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The Lysefjord Bridge

Eva Newermann

vlcsnap-2017-05-04-10h25m37s577EnglishMy daughter Line Newermann, a Norwegian drone photographer, has taken this image of the Lysefjord Bridge. The Lysefjord is the fjord that the famous Pulpit Rock is located along. Drone: 3DR Solo, Camera: GoPro4Black


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Datteren min Line Newermann, en norsk drone fotograf, har tatt dette bildet av Lysefjordbrua. Lysefjorden er den fjorden som Prekestolen ligger ved. Drone: 3DR Solo, Kamera: GoPro4Black

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Feature Video: The Bridges of Venice

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By Livioandronico2013 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons
Back in January 2018, I posted a guest column on the bridges of Venice, Italy, taken by a travel blogger, who discovered the many hidden sites of Venice that are worth seeing, as a person visits the bridges along the Grand Canal and other waterways that make the city famous. A video was posted recently on the same subject, yet the focus was on the bridges themselves, filmed from all angles including the surroundings.

To give you a better idea of what to expect from the bridges of Venice, here’s the nine-minute video which will give you more than enough reasons to go to Venice. Enjoy! 🙂

 

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Walls or Bridges?

The happy Quitter!

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“Once upon a time there were two countries, at war with each other. In order to make peace after many years of conflict, they decided to build a bridge across the ocean.

But because they never learned each other’s language properly, they could never agree on the details, so the two halves of the bridge they started to build never met.

To this day the bridge extends far into the ocean from both sides, and simply ends half way, miles in the wrong direction from the meeting point.

And the two countries are still at war.” 
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

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Fight is on to keep historic J Road bridge in Lake area

What was once a simple request of ownership has now become a race against time as Green’s Mill Bridge Inc. has received opposing parties in the mix.

A public meeting was held Monday night to determine the fate of Green’s Mills Bridge, also known as the J Road Bridge. Green’s Mill Historic Bridge Inc., the group taking precedence over the project, asked the public to attend their next meeting to help develop a consensus on what should be done with the local landmark.

During the meeting, project leader Lonetta Bartell, alongside co-leader Daphne Jefferies, discussed the various new factors that have sprung up that will make things a bit more tricky. She says that now, two parties have come forward with equal interest in the bridge

Source: Fight is on to keep historic J Road bridge in Lake area

BHC Bridge Pic Nr. 18

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The next pic of the weeks keeps us in Glauchau, but provides us with a golden opportunity to see the inside of a covered bridge. Covered bridges provide shelter from rain and snow, views of the river through its trusses and windows and lighting when it is dark, just like in this picture. This one provides a gold-like coloring of the trusses and flooring, making it not only a beauty to cross but also safer. This one was taken at the covered bridge at Zimmerstrasse, spanning the Zwickau Mulde behind the Werdigt School.

The bridge even looks pretty from the outside, even at night time, as you can see in the pic below:

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