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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 8, 2011 - 09:11am PT
Hello Dallas!
Hello Dallas!
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Hey Dallas, stop smiling so hard!
Hey Dallas, stop smiling so hard!
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 8, 2011 - 09:19am PT
Did they make that bridge with a SpiroGraph?

:)
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2011 - 09:24am PT
Very mathematical eh? Its brand new, the approaches are not yet finished. A true beauty of modern bridge design.

DMT
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 8, 2011 - 09:26am PT
A lot more interesting than the new iteration we are building from Oakland to Yerba Buena (to SF).
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Nov 8, 2011 - 10:28am PT
Don't fire unti you see their whitewalls.

Bunker Hill memorial bridge.

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 8, 2011 - 01:51pm PT


Everything old is new again.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 8, 2011 - 02:38pm PT
I liked this one going up to Torres del Paine... Just a tad bouncy. :-)

Credit: Reilly

This is the Bridge to Funkness!
Credit: Reilly
mstearns

climber
CA
Nov 8, 2011 - 03:46pm PT
This is the opposite of modern.

Don't look now. It wobbled back and forth too.
Don't look now. It wobbled back and forth too.
Credit: mstearns
Some random side valley, Pamir, Tajikistan
Not so much a bridge. Still pretty impressive.
Not so much a bridge. Still pretty impressive.
Credit: mstearns
On the Afghan side of the Panj river. Taken from the Tajik side.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2011 - 04:23pm PT
Awesome bridges! Love the Bunker Hill bridge, I have a bunch of pics from it somewhere.









DMT
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 8, 2011 - 05:26pm PT
Dingus, that last one is great. We've got three covered bridges here in town, I'll have to take some pictures.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Nov 8, 2011 - 05:36pm PT
Sort of a bridge at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga...



Swinging bridge you cross hiking into the Foster Falls climbing area west of Chattanooga.


And a couple of the somewhat famous bridges of Madison County...




Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 8, 2011 - 05:37pm PT
Samuel Beckett Bridge Dublin
Samuel Beckett Bridge Dublin


Can there ever have been a more appropriate memorial to a writer than the new Samuel Beckett bridge that opened in Dublin on 10 December? The several thousand tons of steel deck and pylon were fabricated in a factory in Rotterdam, then carried across the sea by a barge labouring in the churning swell. A stately bridge carried over the turbulent water by a boat?

The designer was Santiago Calatrava, the Valencian architect who has made expressionist bridges and weirdly torqued structures a trademark. Never mind that Beckett made a virtue of muted understatement. The writer once said "Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness". Calatrava does not think that way. He's in the landmark business.

This is Calatrava's second bridge in Dublin the first was dedicated to James Joyce and opened in 2003. The new Beckett Bridge is technically interesting: the structure is cable-stayed from a 40-metre pylon. The span across the Liffey is 124m and carries two lanes of motor traffic, one of cycles and one of Godots. Trains may come later. Hydraulic apparatus allows the bridge to swing through 90 degrees in the horizontal plane to allow ships to pass.

Artistically, it is more interesting still. Calatrava has ignored the temptation to use ForEx traders, race-horse owners and other Celtic tigers as a source of inspiration. Instead, he has been inspired by Guinness's traditional harp: the tensioned cables are, he says, to be seen as strings. It reminds me of what Beckett said about Dublin university containing the cream of Ireland: rich and thick.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Nov 8, 2011 - 06:01pm PT
The series 'Human Planet' had a section on 'living bridges'....pretty damn cool.

start @ ~43:20...or watch the whole thing...I won't stop ya.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DvhNdV7qic

short lower quality clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCnDj39EaVE
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 8, 2011 - 06:07pm PT
Rural PA after the floods
.
Built in 1877
Built in 1877
Credit: Timmc
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 8, 2011 - 06:24pm PT
Columbia Icefields
Columbia Icefields
Credit: Timmc
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Nov 8, 2011 - 06:29pm PT
My 10k and longer runs take me across this bridge. It's a walk-over only bridge across the Delaware River.



Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Nov 8, 2011 - 06:30pm PT
Thanks Huell Toast.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 8, 2011 - 06:32pm PT
That bridge in Dublin is amazing! Certainly poetic, although somewhat extravagant.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Nov 8, 2011 - 06:32pm PT
2,000 years old. Still in use. Roman bridge, northern Spain
2,000 years old. Still in use. Roman bridge, northern Spain
Credit: crunch
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 8, 2011 - 07:07pm PT
I saw Jeff Bridges on Austin City Limits.
That dude's cool.
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