Fort Bragg Bridge

Fort Bragg Bridge

Bulldog Travels

I’ve driven by this bridge what feels like hundreds of times and always wanted to stop. This time we had the time and thought it looked like a fun place for our son to play in the sand. Homeless people aside it is a gorgeous spot with the river spilling into the ocean and walkers crossing the high bridge. I definitely plan on coming back and spending more time in this great spot. I’ll just try and ignore the tsunami zone signs around and keep my fingers crossed the big one won’t hit!

***On another note: I hope everyone is hanging in there during this time of isolation and uncertainty.  These photos were taken from a recent trip prior to the California-wide shelter-in-place restrictions.  I hope in sharing them I can help make you smile for even a moment.  Take good care everyone.

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Gillespie Dam Bridge

Journeys with Johnbo

Arlington, Arizona.

On one of our hikes, I was visiting with a hiker friend about places to visit that are “off the beaten path”, places that avoid the hustle and fast paced Interstate highways. Our friend, Leenie told us about just such a place, the Gillespie Dam Bridge. She and her “biker friends” find many of these out-of-the-way places to simply enjoy the journey.

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Autumn Outings – Noojee Trestle Bridge

Autumn Outings – Noojee Trestle Bridge

You will find this bridge written by this blogger in Australia in the southeast. Unique structure because of its age and history. More here…..

Julie Powell - Photographer & Graphic Artist

I have visited Noojee a few times, especially lately, we stopped in there to photograph the train at the History Centre a few weeks back. Then, of course, there was the shoot, which never actually happened for my Damsel in distress. Recently we were lucky to have some marvellous Autumn weather and Moth and I decided to try Noojee Bridge to fly the drone. We thought it would be so cool to get some shots of the area from above. When we got there, the place was packed! People and cars everywhere, so we left the drone in the car and just took our cameras. It was a lovely day to be out and the bridge is a great subject to shoot.

The Bridge is about 2km out from Noojee itself, which is 100km East of Melbourne, a little over 1 hour from my house. This is the oldest surviving…

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Lehigh Valley’s Historic Covered Bridges

Lehigh Valley’s Historic Covered Bridges

This guest column does not require any introduction, if you are a covered bridge fan. Covered bridges can be found throughout the US although in clusters and counties. The highest number of these popular historic structures can be found in the Midwest, New England states, the Rust Belt and in the Mid-Atlantic, like Pennsylvania, for example, which has one of the highest number of covered bridges in the country. Dozens of counties have at least four covered bridges worth visting, including this one in Lehigh County. Have a look at a sample that will get you (and your camera) in the car and heading out there. 🙂

off the leash

Covered bridges originated in Germany and Switzerland and date back to the 13th century, German immigrants brought the covered bridge to America. At one time there were 12,000 covered bridges in the U.S. Most were built in the mid-19th century. There are more than 200 covered bridges that still exist in Pennsylvania, more than in any other state. Seven of those are in the Lehigh Valley. All but one are still used for vehicular traffic. Here’s a look at some of the Lehigh Valley’s historic covered bridges.

 Bogert’s Bridge, Allentown

The longest of the Lehigh Valley’s covered bridges at 145 feet, Bogert’s Bridge was built in 1841. No longer open to vehicular traffic, it serves pedestrians as an entrance to a city park. The bridge, which crosses the Little Lehigh Creek, was named after a family who lived near the site. It was made entirely of wood.

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Wordless Wednesday: Bridges of Cambridge

Wordless Wednesday: Bridges of Cambridge

Here’s another guest column in Connection with a tour of bridges in Great Britain. This time it’s the bridges of Cambridge. There are just as many reasons to visit this old and beautiful City as there is for reblogging this. Have a look at the photos and some comments from Janaline’s World Journey. Enjoy! 🙂

Bridge Trip! 17 Historic Iowa Bridges We’ve Discovered

Bridge Trip! 17 Historic Iowa Bridges We’ve Discovered

Growing up just North of the border, I can testify to the fact that Iowa has a large number and wide Array of historic bridges, whose history Dates back to the 1860s and whose Engineering Technology contributed to the way Transportation and infrastructure in the US has developed to this day. Here’s an account of one Family, who did a cross-country tour of the Hawkeye state and saw the cremé de la creme of bridges going from North to south. I hope you enjoy it and can use this as part of your vacation plan to visit the Midwest. Iowa does make a Person smile. 🙂

The Iowa Gallivant

We have traveled all over the great state of Iowa and we’ve noticed a trend. We have stumbled upon some outstanding bridges! From monstrous interstate high traffic achievements to small historical rural bridges that seem to be found in the most random places you can think of. Every road trip could use a bridge or two. (Click the links below the pictures to see the original blog post these bridges are featured in)

IMG_0981 One of our most enjoyable time on the Mississippi River was June in Lansing, Iowa. 

In the town park of Fertile, Iowa is one of the most picturesque scenes anywhere on the Winnebago River.

IMG_0766 Our latest trip to Spencer had this beautiful bridge welcoming us in to town and will see thousands of bikes during RAGBRAI this year!

IMG_0426 We made the trip to Charles City for our annual Scouting RAGBRAI series and enjoyed their iconic cable…

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The Bridges of Glauchau (Saxony), Germany

In connection with the article by the Freie Presse (Free Press) in Chemnitz, located just east of Glauchau:

The Bridgehunter's Chronicles


There is a philosophy pertaining to visiting a town that makes tourism unique and interesting: Always look for the most uncommon and unvisited places first before visiting the main attractions. They have the most valuable information and features that will make you leave town knowing a bit more than before.

Glauchau, located in western Saxony approximately 20 kilometers west of Chemnitz and 13 kilometers north of neighboring Zwickau is a typical farming community. Yet despite having 23,000 residents, the community, which has a historic city center and two castles, is known for its serenity, as there is not much activity directly in the city, but more in the areas full of green, thanks to its parks, the Glauchau Reservoir and the green areas along the Zwickauer Mulde River. Here’s a sample of what a person can see while spending time in this quiet community:

And while I was there for…

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