This is a first of many posts you will see in the series, Author’s “No Comment.” The first one was found in one of the bridge pages on facebook and it ties in the current events, liberty and freedom and safety. Whoever created this sign did it for a good reason. The rest I’ll let you judge for yourselves.
CHICAGO RIVER — Chicago has more drawbridges than any other American city and is second in the world to Amsterdam. On Thursday, the city’s most famous bridge — The DuSable Bridge over the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue — turns 100. To commemorate it, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will participate in a live-streamed celebration at 7 […]
via DuSable Bridge, Chicago’s Most Famous, Turns 100 Thursday — Block Club Chicago
Happy Birthday to this unique Chicago landmark! 😀
Note: This is a part of the Bedford County Covered Bridge tour I went on. Each bridge in the tour has directions from the previous bridge. In all, eight covered bridges will be featured in this tour. The tour order is: Osterburg, Snooks, Knisley and Ryot, Cuppett and Gravity Hill, Colvin, and Herline and Turner […]
via Along the Way: Snooks Covered Bridge — The Pennsylvania Rambler
This week’s pic of the week takes us back to 2011 and to Minnesota. This shot was taken of the Long Meadow Bridge from the observation deck of Mound Springs Park and the Minnesota River Wildlife Refuge on the northern banks of Long Meadow Lake, all located in Bloomington, located south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, known as the Twin Cities. It was a crystal clear afternoon and I was able to get four of the five Parker through truss spans. Little did I realize is that an airline jet flew low enough over the bridge that it was caught on the camera. It was on its way to land at the Twin Cities Airport. Timing was of the essence, coincidence was gold in this case. This bridge photo was once the header for the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles on its Areavoices website when it was in operation. The Areavoices site was shut down in April 2018.
Since the photo was taken, the Long Meadow Bridge was rehabilitated and restored to its former glory. It was reopened to traffic in 2016 after two years of restoration and is now integrated into the network of bike trails that runs along the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers and in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. Access to the bridge can be found through Cedar Park, on the same side as the wildlife refuge and Mound Springs Park. One has to follow Old Cedar Avenue all the way towards the park. That used to be a key highway before the expressway made it obsolete in 1977. One can see photos of the bridge before and after the restoration as well as additional information on the bridge’s history can be found here.
Welcome back to National Parks & other public lands with T! If you are seeing this on Twitter or Facebook, please visit the blog to see all of the photos and read the story by clicking the link. Having spent the morning exploring Cathedral Valley, we needed a short hike in the main section of […]
via Capitol Reef National Park: Hickman Bridge — National Parks With T
The boys and I drove over to Elizabethton, TN, while we were visiting family and walked around the Covered Bridge. Yup. That is the name of the bridge over the Doe River that is covered. It’s not hard to find once you get there. It’s the only covered bridge in town. The bridge is now […]
via Covered Bridge: Elizabethton — Photography That Matters