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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.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2011 - 07:29pm PT
Thanks Huell Toast.

Lol thanks Cragman I take that as a high compliment. I love Huell Howser. When I was a teenager he was the young 'sports guy' on our local news station in Nashville. Ironically Pat Sajack of Wheel of Fortune was the weather guy on the competing station. Just look at em both now!

You mean? You mean I can WALK???

ACROSS THAT BRIDGE????!!!!!!!!

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2011 - 07:37pm PT

DMT
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 8, 2011 - 07:40pm PT
Atlanterhavsveien on the coast of Norway, connecting Kristiansund and Molde, is pretty amazing. Hopping from island to skerry to island for 8 km, more in the ocean than on land. Bridges, tunnels and other neat stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanterhavsveien
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2011 - 07:48pm PT










DMT
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Nov 8, 2011 - 07:53pm PT
The Dewey Bridge after its demise.

What's left of Dewey Bridge
What's left of Dewey Bridge
Credit: The Larry
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Nov 8, 2011 - 07:54pm PT
Bridge photos are all from last April, doing my job. Just happened to take more photos on the clock that month.
Credit: Timid TopRope
Credit: Timid TopRope
Bidwell Bar  bridge. Lake Oroville.
Bidwell Bar bridge. Lake Oroville.
Credit: Timid TopRope
Lots of these kind of private bridges in the hills.  Some are maintain...
Lots of these kind of private bridges in the hills. Some are maintained, this one isn't. Good idea to look under before proceeding.
Credit: Timid TopRope


The Calatrava Sundial footbridge in Redding is really beautiful, but hotter than f*#k half the year with its glass walkway. My pics of it don't do it justice.
F'ueco

Boulder climber
Sunnyvale, CA
Nov 8, 2011 - 07:58pm PT
Bridge over the Dudh Khosi on the way towards Mount Everest.
Bridge over the Dudh Khosi on the way towards Mount Everest.
Credit: F'ueco
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 8, 2011 - 08:02pm PT
Swinging railroad bridge over the Swinomish Channel ( that's salt water ).



A few minutes after this shot was taken, the kite and camera crash-landed in the water - about halfway between the bridge and the barge - when the kite fell apart. The camera is fine ( Pentax Optio W80 ) with the dunking, but everything else electric ( radio receiver, 3 servos, and a battery ) was shot. I always wondered what would happen if I crashed in the water.
cintune

climber
Midvale School for the Gifted
Nov 8, 2011 - 08:09pm PT
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Nov 8, 2011 - 08:26pm PT
I remember when they built this bridge. It's spectacular, but I sure miss the drive from San Diego to Idlywild on old Highway 395.

steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Nov 8, 2011 - 09:43pm PT
How about this bridge... don't have one from below yet...


Couple of the bridge in progress...




Then there's Bridge Mountain...

EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Nov 8, 2011 - 10:12pm PT
Credit: EdBannister
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Nov 8, 2011 - 10:20pm PT
bridge at confluence of middle and south fork of the Tuolumne.
bridge at confluence of middle and south fork of the Tuolumne.
Credit: Timid TopRope
on the bridge
on the bridge
Credit: Timid TopRope
perswig

climber
Nov 8, 2011 - 10:23pm PT




Dale
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2011 - 11:18pm PT
Yeah bvb I drove down past Temecula last summer during a fricking heat wave to your San Diego bouldering strong hold under that bridge, so cool looking. I also got off and did the old 395 bit for ways too, old school.

I LOVE the new Benecia bridge but loved the old carcass too.

Bridges are one of the highest expressions of a civilization, right up there with language and culture (seriously)

DMT
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Nov 8, 2011 - 11:30pm PT
2,000 years old. Still in use. Roman bridge, northern Spain

2000 years and working it is a mark of civilization

DMT That looks like the old RR Bridge near Cosumnes River Preserve.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2011 - 11:32pm PT
Old gas pipeline bridge with the pipe removed, railroad bridge in the background, you nailed it.

Its the Mokelumne at that point however. After the confluence (or maybe just before?)

You can see the old 'hoops' that secured the pipe. Its a great challenge to get someone to walk across it, its unnerving.

DMT
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Dec 10, 2011 - 06:55pm PT
South fork of the Kings
South fork of the Kings
Credit: rincon
Paradise Valley
Paradise Valley
Credit: rincon
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Dec 10, 2011 - 07:01pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#228818

http://www.turtlebay.org/sundialbridge

It's really, really neat!

photo not found
Missing photo ID#228824
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Dec 10, 2011 - 08:24pm PT
It's quite simply remarkable. . . and Turtle Bay Exploration Park is really something. . . it's almost as if it put little Redding, CA on the map.
NA_Kid

Big Wall climber
The Bear State
Dec 10, 2011 - 08:37pm PT
Navajo Bridge in Arizona
Navajo Bridge in Arizona
Credit: NA_Kid

Aptly named Bridge Road in Zion
Aptly named Bridge Road in Zion
Credit: NA_Kid
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2011 - 09:57pm PT
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2011 - 10:04pm PT
Kaity Milktoast took this in NYC.
Kaity Milktoast took this in NYC.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast



DMT
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 10, 2011 - 10:18pm PT
Same bridge, different skyline...

World Trade Center from the Brooklyn Bridge, 1972
World Trade Center from the Brooklyn Bridge, 1972
Credit: Kris Solem
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 10, 2011 - 10:27pm PT
Aerial view of Atlanterhavsveien. To the right, the North Sea. Nothing but ocean until Iceland.
mctwisted

Social climber
paradise
Dec 10, 2011 - 11:28pm PT
another cool thread from dingus, hey does anybody know if the new bridge by hoover dam is built yet? pics?
starting the grand canyon at lees ferry
starting the grand canyon at lees ferry
Credit: mctwisted
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Dec 10, 2011 - 11:35pm PT
like button!
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Dec 11, 2011 - 07:31am PT
here's the hoover dam bypass. unfortunately, with continuous security
Credit: hooblie
sidewalls blocking any view, the drive across it is the most mundane imaginable

as with steelmonkey's pics upthread, the construction phase dazzled
Credit: hooblie
Credit: hooblie
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2011 - 12:12pm PT
I hear they're stringing the cables for the new Bay Bridge. Anyone got some pics?

Oh, here's the Tower Bridge in Old Sacramento:

Let's take a ride over the Tower Bridge?


Its an old school draw bridge, the road bed rising on both ends via elevator type mechanism located in the towers.


Painted gold after an exhaustive search for a new color, oh about 10 years back. Looks great in the sunset, looks like baby sh#t in the fog, though.


Its exquisite. Its right next to old Sacramento. Oh wait, what's that I see at the other end of the bridge?


That building sticking up?


Wow it looks great in this sunlight.


Its a straight shot over them bridge and then up the Mall. Back in the day this was the road coming from the Bay Area.


Gotta race down there before I lose the light.


But the traffic lights were not cooperating. Jealous, no doubt.


Closed for Christmas!


Well I got a lil gold, anyway.



DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 27, 2011 - 12:33pm PT
Mighty Hiker has posted pictures from Atlantehavsveien before. I add some pictures from different weather conditions.


Storseisundbrua
Storseisundbrua


Dingus: The bridge fits very well into the landscape.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2011 - 12:35pm PT
Wow Marlow for such an unobtrusive design that bridge is beautiful. I love her lines.

DMT
dfrost7

climber
Dec 27, 2011 - 12:57pm PT
I love this thread. I love bridges. I spent the 4th of july in Knights Ferry painting here. Thanks for all these amazing pics.
Credit: dfrost7
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2011 - 01:00pm PT
dfrost I've walked over that bridge a hundred times I bet. Used to boulder there a lot when I lived in Modesto. Still try to get there a couple times a year.



DMT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 27, 2011 - 01:08pm PT
So I'm dismayed that no love has been shown Mssr Eiffel for his Garabit Viaduct
over the Truyère River. It was built 5 years before his less usefull tour.

Credit: Reilly

Sadly, it was blown up in 1976:
Credit: Reilly

Here's the video: Garabit Viaduct Demo


Mssr Eiffel is also well-known in Switzerland for designing the railway bridge
over the Birs River. It was built in 1875 and was one of his earlist designs.
Sadly, on 14 June 1891 it collapsed when a heavier-than-normal-train crossed
it killing 73 and badly injuring 171. The analysis "revealed that Euler's
formula for buckling, which had hitherto been used to calculate design
loads in such structures, needed to be corrected for slender bars." (Wiki)

Munchenstein Rail Disaster
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Dec 27, 2011 - 01:12pm PT
Nuristan, Afghanistan.

Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Dec 27, 2011 - 01:41pm PT
Nice shots of the Tower Bridge, Dingus. I've been over that one countless times. Prime gateway out of my home town is how I looked at it. I still think the new paint job is a POS, although the sidewalk widening is alright.

A cool corollary is I remember riding my bike at night across the Tower Bridge and regularly seeing the local Hmong kids climbing up in the beams over traffic! I finally figured out they were gathering eggs from the nesting pigeons up there. Those immigrants lived off the land!

My other escape tube out of West Sacramento ("Wessack"=correct pronunciation) was the I Street Bridge just north a little ways from the Tower Bridge. Mostly, via the lower level railroad tracks. Pretty cool spot to ride the bridge when the river boats pass through.

I Street Bridge
I Street Bridge
Credit: Jebus H Bomz

West Sac is getting a bit of the ol' gentrification nowadays. Nothing quite so character building though as getting mooned by a whore and her pockmarked ass as a young lad.

This bridge is purely functional:

Little Egypt bridge
Little Egypt bridge
Credit: Jebus H Bomz

Little Egypt bridge is cool because it only goes to climbing.
argus

Trad climber
Vegas
Dec 27, 2011 - 01:48pm PT
Here's the Hoover Dam Bypass from below.

Hoover Dam Bypass from below.
Hoover Dam Bypass from below.
Credit: argus

Bridge Mountain in Red Rock.

Bridge Mountain Red Rock
Bridge Mountain Red Rock
Credit: argus
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2011 - 02:21pm PT
A cool corollary is I remember riding my bike at night across the Tower Bridge and regularly seeing the local Hmong kids climbing up in the beams over traffic! I finally figured out they were gathering eggs from the nesting pigeons up there. Those immigrants lived off the land!

Thanks for that. Don't those Hmong kids know pigeons are flying RATS?

My other escape tube out of West Sacramento ("Wessack"=correct pronunciation) was the I Street Bridge just north a little ways from the Tower Bridge. Mostly, via the lower level railroad tracks. Pretty cool spot to ride the bridge when the river boats pass through.

I've always liked that bridge too, all rusty and work-aholic.


West Sac is getting a bit of the ol' gentrification nowadays. Nothing quite so character building though as getting mooned by a whore and her pockmarked ass as a young lad.

Wessac can use the gentrification imo, though yes, getting the pock eyed moon from a Jefferson St. ho is the dreams upon which Wessac was built.

Its Yolo county's best city! (move over Davis, ya college town pussies!)

DMT
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Dec 27, 2011 - 02:58pm PT
Bridge over the Coxing Kill on Mohonk Preserve just after high water f...
Bridge over the Coxing Kill on Mohonk Preserve just after high water from Hurricane Irene.
Credit: happiegrrrl

View north from on bridge at same time.  The water is usually flowing ...
View north from on bridge at same time. The water is usually flowing in a shallow channel over a 12 foot(or so) waterfall here, and usually you see the rock base of stream.
Credit: happiegrrrl
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 27, 2011 - 03:08pm PT




Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 27, 2011 - 03:21pm PT


This is the coolest bridge I've crossed yet...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 27, 2011 - 03:29pm PT
A "bridge" outside Peillon
A "bridge" outside Peillon
Credit: Marlow

Peillon, in the southern part of France, near Nice
Peillon, in the southern part of France, near Nice
Credit: Marlow

A "bridge" inside Peillon
A "bridge" inside Peillon
Credit: Marlow
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2011 - 04:03pm PT
The french castle post reminded me... the Arden Fair mall in Sacramento has a bunch of bridges inside.



Of course I have to go all Bridge Geek on my kids when we go there.

"Look girls, a real bridge, IN THE MALL!!!111" I say that at each of the dozen or so bridges, hah.

DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 27, 2011 - 04:13pm PT
Paris bridges
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 27, 2011 - 04:28pm PT
Szechenyi Bridge by William Clark
Szechenyi Bridge by William Clark

Szechenyi Chain Bridge Budapest at night
Szechenyi Chain Bridge Budapest at night
ClimberDave

Trad climber
The LBC, CA
Dec 27, 2011 - 04:38pm PT
Heres an actual pic of the bridge, on Bridge Mountain.

Bridge, on Bridge Mtn
Bridge, on Bridge Mtn
Credit: ClimberDave

Bridge on Bridge Mtn
Bridge on Bridge Mtn
Credit: ClimberDave
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 27, 2011 - 06:53pm PT
Thanks Lolli, I like the light in that one too.
It's a couple of miles from my house.
AlpiniPete

Social climber
and a social drinker...
Dec 27, 2011 - 07:26pm PT
Credit: AlpiniPete

Hand-cart cable bridge. Somewhere over Rio Urubamba, Peru.

Credit: AlpiniPete

Channeling Dan Osman. Rope jump, Banos Ecuador.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Dec 27, 2011 - 08:26pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#231199
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 27, 2011 - 10:23pm PT
This should be easy; Name the Bridge:







HINT: It's salt water.

MB of the Central Valley

climber
kingsburg, CA
Dec 28, 2011 - 12:37am PT
Deception Pass?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 28, 2011 - 04:40am PT
Lolli

I have never been to Budapest, though I have always been interested of the country and it's people. One of the reasons is no good reason at all, but the fact that a lot of people from Finnskogen, Finland and Hungary have something in common in their genetic setup - a part of the Y-chromosome - showing a common ancestry. You find the same genetic marker in Estonia.

Edited: Thanks for sharing Lolli.
laughingman

Mountain climber
Seattle WA
Dec 28, 2011 - 05:04am PT
520 floating bridge just outside Seattle WA

The longest floating bridge in the world

Credit: laughingman

On a much smaller scale

"Twist creek": crossing in the Waddington range up in BC...

Yes at one time I was involved with NOLS  <br/>
Yes at one time I was involved with NOLS

Credit: laughingman



Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 28, 2011 - 12:25pm PT
Correct MB. Deception Pass.

Last summer ( according to their Weekly Tattler ) a cuople brain surgeons decided to cross that bridge on the girders supporting it - underneath the bridge.

At least one of them got stuck mid-way across, and needed rescue.



http://www.whidbeynewstimes.com/news/96933264.html

The rescue occupied the time of five different agencies, and cost thousands of dollars. It took several hours.

I'll bet Werner could have handled it himself in under an hour, without even stopping traffic.

McDonalds fed all the rescuers, yet the bridge-crosser is the one being charged with reckless endangerment. Go figure.
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Feb 16, 2012 - 04:58pm PT
Sphinx Creek bridge <br/>
Kings Canyon
Sphinx Creek bridge
Kings Canyon
Credit: rincon
Bridge <br/>
Bubbs Creek
Bridge
Bubbs Creek
Credit: rincon
Bailey bridge
Bailey bridge
Credit: rincon
Bailey bridge, South Fork of the Kings
Bailey bridge, South Fork of the Kings
Credit: rincon
bridge <br/>
bridge

Credit: rincon
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2012 - 06:33pm PT
Thanks for the reminder. Been meaning to post some 'Sacramento Delta cantilever bridge' shots I took a few weeks ago...

Ya gotta love a bridge with stop and go buttons!


I was scairt to push any of em.


They don't make em like this anymore. Literally.


I've always loved steep decks.


There was someone in there I could hear their TV playing.


This is where the bridge opens. If you straddle the line as the bridge opens you're going for a swim.


I just wanna work the controls, nawmean? It'd be as cool as driving a train.


This is the counter-balance. The very notion of it makes me giggle like a kid.


Hate for that thing to drop on my head.


Beam me up Scotty.


Decked out.


No sidewalk on this side, gotta keep an eye on traffic.


Pivot!


What's up there, anyway?


This one is just down stream from the other, a real beauty, recently renovated.


She's proud.


Looks brown new!


What a beauty of a day to be bridge gazing in the Delta. January, mind you.


Just lovely.


Eh what's this a missing bridge?


No its the Ryde Ferry.


Look at the little buggers on the red box.


Danger Will Robinson


What's Dolk?


Wheel house.


Headed across the river.


Landfall.


Hey what's this?


Why its a bridge erection.


Closed for renovation. I think they are slowing doing all of the Delta movable bridges, over time. I'm grateful for the preservation.


DMT
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Feb 17, 2012 - 01:00am PT
Credit: o-man
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 17, 2012 - 02:40am PT












scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Feb 17, 2012 - 11:41am PT
Some obscurities being posted...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 17, 2012 - 11:59am PT
The bridge to Mineral King - a thing of beauty.

Credit: Reilly



It is guarded though...

Credit: Reilly
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Feb 17, 2012 - 12:01pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#237961

RAD!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Feb 17, 2012 - 12:08pm PT
Credit: guido
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
Reilly I love the whole story of the road creation into Mineral King. one of the more amazing California roads!

http://www.mineralking.org/Mineral_King_Road_Cooridor/The_Way_to_Mineral_King.htm

Thanks
DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 18, 2012 - 04:29am PT
Camprodon Town Bridge
Camprodon Town Bridge
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2012 - 07:45am PT
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
Randisi

Boulder climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Feb 18, 2012 - 09:27am PT
Homo Pontifex
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Feb 18, 2012 - 11:20am PT
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel from space. 20 miles of speed traps. The north end is at the bottom of the image. Two hours from the OBX from the north end, for us. We treat the tunnels as toxic tunnels and try to hold our breath all the way through. Road trip fun. Virginia Beach is in the upper left of the image. Chesapeake Bay to the right of the bridge and the Atlantic Ocean to the left.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2012 - 10:52pm PT
Credit: Dingus Milktoast
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Feb 19, 2012 - 10:55pm PT
This is it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA
damo62

Social climber
Brisbane
Feb 19, 2012 - 11:01pm PT
Fairy Bridge, Roscommon

Credit: damo62
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2012 - 08:04pm PT
Coming into San Francisco last Sunday, out of 100 degree valley heat, to, well, WINTER!







That there is one of the greatest bridges ever built by humans, leading to one of the Great Cities of the world. I've been a very lucky man.

DMT
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 16, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
Ophir bridge/Central Otago, NZ, 3 days ago.   Chris Riley photo
Ophir bridge/Central Otago, NZ, 3 days ago. Chris Riley photo
Credit: guido
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jul 16, 2012 - 09:55pm PT
not really a bridge
but a cool homemade truss i constructed.
the whole shanti cost me 80 bucks: 30 in sheet metal screws and 50 in hardware (the 2x10's were scrapped from my home construction)
not bad for a 20'x20' engineered carport.
i ravened my material from a giant forest-service slash pile up the street.

ive seen 30 inches of wet sierra snow on top
and i had zero deflection in the 20' clear span of that 12" diameter tree.
i can achieve positive mid-span camber by cranking down my home-made, high strength turnbuckles.

i've been meaning to add a second and third cable crimp, and a double nut on each end of the turnbuckle, as im certain this is the limitation on the over system capacity.
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 16, 2012 - 10:15pm PT
Here's some cool ones from the southern Oregon coast part of Hwy 101...

Credit: Reilly

Just like that Roman aquaduct near Avignon!
Just like that Roman aquaduct near Avignon!
Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly
perswig

climber
Jul 16, 2012 - 10:44pm PT

Road to no-where.


Replaced by this (no, not the Ferris wheel).


Next-door to one of the biggest cranes I have ever seen.

Dale
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 17, 2012 - 12:03am PT
ekat posted this earlier, this is my image of the remarkable Sundial bridge in Redding CA

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 17, 2012 - 01:04am PT
My favorite bridge, they will let you drive over it, but it is one way, so unless you are headed west to Durango it is along way around. The Royal Gorge railroad runs in the bottom of the canyon, impressive also, worth he price of admission.

The bridge was constructed in six months, between June 5, 1929, and late November 1929, as a toll bridge, at a cost of $350,000. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The bridge was not constructed for transportation purposes; instead, it was built with the intent that it serve as a tourist attraction, and has continued to be one of the most-visited tourist attractions in Colorado since its construction. The road is designated as Fremont County Road 3A. The Royal Gorge Route Railroad runs under the bridge along the base of Royal Gorge.

Measuring from deck to the river below, the Royal Gorge Bridge held the record of highest bridge in the world from 1929 to 2003, with a height of 956 ft. In 2003 it was surpassed by the Beipanjiang River 2003 Bridge with its height of 1,201 ft, however The Royal Gorge is still the highest bridge in the United States.

In October 2003, while performing a proximity demonstration, wingsuiter Dwain Weston was killed attempting to fly over the bridge.[3] Weston was wearing a wingsuit, a skydiving suit with fabric extended below the arms to the body and between the legs to catch air allowing for horizontal travel when skydiving. Weston was to go over the bridge while fellow skydiver Jeb Corliss was to go under it. Miscalculating his distance from the bridge, Weston struck a railing while traveling an estimated 120 mph, killing him instantly and dismembering extremities. Cleanup from his impact took two full days, and many parts of Weston's body were never recovered.

Royal Gorge Bridge
Royal Gorge Bridge
Credit: Jon Beck
DM88T

climber
San Juan Bautista, CA
Jul 17, 2012 - 02:20am PT
Wow Ed, great lighting and shadows.



Credit: DM88T
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 30, 2012 - 06:24pm PT
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Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Aug 30, 2012 - 06:34pm PT
Bridge to Nowhere - San Gabriel Mountains:



nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Aug 30, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
natural bridge, seldom used, nearing the end of it's functional life:


temporary man-made bridge:


Pics of nicer bridges awaiting upload and organization.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Aug 30, 2012 - 09:33pm PT
Pat Tillman Bridge from Hoover Dam
Pat Tillman Bridge from Hoover Dam
Credit: Dapper Dan

Credit: Dapper Dan


Multnomah Bridge
Multnomah Bridge
Credit: Dapper Dan
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Aug 30, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
"Has anybody seen the Bridge? What happened to that confounded bridge?"
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Aug 30, 2012 - 10:28pm PT
JMT bridge
JMT bridge
Credit: rincon
Bridge <br/>
Bridge

Credit: rincon
Bridge
Bridge
Credit: rincon
scottish nob rot

Trad climber
scotland
Aug 30, 2012 - 10:40pm PT
not a bridge i have been to yet but just a phenominal bridge and mind boggling piece of engineering;



its the millau bridge in france



things to do before i die...... cross that bridge

http://urbanneighbourhood.com/2008/06/frances-big-bridge/
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 30, 2012 - 11:06pm PT
Malololailai Fiji

Hurricane basin-sort of!
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Aug 30, 2012 - 11:07pm PT
Confounded Talahatchie Bridge - look carefully for CCMan and Billy Joe and Bobbie




squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 30, 2012 - 11:08pm PT








can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Aug 30, 2012 - 11:18pm PT
Colorado Blvd. bridge aka Suicide bridge
Credit: can't say
Credit: can't say
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Sep 4, 2012 - 10:22pm PT
Bridge over Bixby Creek.



I remember that video posted here of the wasted dude B.A.S.E. jumping off this bridge - right in front of a CHP officer. Upon seeing it, it sure doesn't look all that high for parachuting ( you certainly wouldn't want to fall off it, though )
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 4, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
Not a picture, and not mine
Courtesy of baybridgeinfo.org
copyright baybridgeinfo.org
copyright baybridgeinfo.org
Credit: HighTraverse

Very clever.....all roadway and traffic loads are resolved within the bridge structure.

can't wait for the opening on Labor Day 2013
baybridgeinfo.org
baybridgeinfo.org
Credit: HighTraverse

Cable saddle then and now
baybridgeinfo.org
baybridgeinfo.org
Credit: HighTraverse
baybridgeinfo.org
baybridgeinfo.org
Credit: HighTraverse
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 5, 2012 - 12:07am PT
We rapped the southern end of the Bixby Cr. Br. in 1969, landing in the iceplant. Cool first free rappel!

Happy Isles Bridge.
Happy Isles Bridge.
Credit: NPS.
Entrance to maintenance elevator, GGB S. Tower, is just around the cor...
Entrance to maintenance elevator, GGB S. Tower, is just around the corner, as I recall. Took a ride to the top in the 70s.
Credit: Virtuar.com
South Tower GGB.
South Tower GGB.
Credit: virtuar.com


California here I come! Right back where I started from...

Credit: mtn. proj.?
Rincon, thanks for including the downstream shot of the S. Fk. Bridge.
And can't say and Sqwishy each have a two-in-one photo! Cool...
corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity
Sep 5, 2012 - 12:26am PT
She thought it was a bridge!

Czech Girl Mistakes Electrical Tower For Rope Bridge across river, Amazingly Doesn't Turn Into Human Fireworks Show.

good pics of the rescue!


http://www.geekologie.com/2012/06/what-the-f-high-girl-mistakes-electrical.php
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Sep 5, 2012 - 12:56am PT
Mono Creek, at the confluence with the 2nd Recess
Mono Creek, at the confluence with the 2nd Recess
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 5, 2012 - 01:09am PT
the bridge across Temple Creek, near its confluence with the Alexandra River, in 1993...

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Sep 5, 2012 - 01:52am PT
Hey Mouse From Merced,

How long of a rope did you need to rap off the Bixby Creek Bridge? I'm curious because of that guy who B.A.S.E. jumped off of it.

My first "free" ( read "overhanging" ) rappel was also off a bridge - an abandoned bridge in the San Bernardino mountains ( used to be a bridge on Hwy 330, but later bypassed ). Ropes were only 150' then, and a rap off that bridge was exactly that. We just rapped right off the end of the rope. Good thing we didn't know enough to tie a knot in the end of it, that would have really complicated things.

We were still in our "let's test the system, to see if it works" phase.
azm

Trad climber
Ossau
Sep 5, 2012 - 04:21pm PT
Starting at 2:30, the Golgen Gate, free soloed :



I also find the Millau Viaduct awesome. What the picture doesn't convey is the height of this bridge (it's huge !):

Credit: azm

CL
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 5, 2012 - 05:07pm PT
Mosquito Road Bridge, South Fork of the American River:
South Fork of the American River
South Fork of the American River
Credit: Charlie D.
Torres del Paine NP, Chile:
Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
Great thread thanks DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 5, 2012 - 07:54pm PT
Chaz, what's this knot in the end business?

2 150s is what we hat. Edelrids, if you are into that sort of thing.

When I think back, we must have had a few feet left over. We were in the iceplant overlooking the creek--I can't remember how much further down. We walked back up to the hwy. So what I mean to say is I don't know if two 165s would make it to the creek. Probably not. There's no reason to go down there. Unsafe or not.

Base jumping?! Fou-u-u-ughck...
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Sep 13, 2012 - 12:29pm PT
One of the highlights of a drive up the coast is a walk back and forth across the Golden Gate Bridge. I don't drive across the bridge without stopping on the Marin side, and walking it.





Awesome structure, you can feel it move under the stresses it's bearing. Beautiful views. You're up in the weather. The dog digs the smells of a million people blowing past her nose.

Then you see this...





... and you're reminded it isn't a happy place for everyone. Every week or two on average someone hops off this bridge.
otisdog

Big Wall climber
Sierra Madre & McGee Creek, Ca.
Sep 13, 2012 - 01:25pm PT
Yup, somebody jumped yesterday afternoon...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 13, 2012 - 08:28pm PT
The High Sierra Trail bridge just past Bearpaw
Credit: Reilly

The old bridge
Credit: Reilly

The western terminus of the old bridge above Hamilton Lk that got taken
out by an avalanche. The eastern terminus was just right of Ruth's hat.
What a structure that must have been. Musta taken a fair-sized avalanche too.
Credit: Reilly
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 19, 2012 - 09:54pm PT
Tower Bridge in Sacramento. Unique view...

Tower Bridge 1
Tower Bridge 1
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Tower Bridge 2
Tower Bridge 2
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Sep 20, 2012 - 03:26am PT
DMT, stop with the temptation...

~LM
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 25, 2012 - 11:28am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#265025

Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 5, 2012 - 07:10pm PT
The Marlow Bridge, Marlow
Marlow bridge by William Clark
Marlow bridge by William Clark

The Szechenyi Bridge, Budapest
Szechenyi Bridge by William Clark
Szechenyi Bridge by William Clark
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 5, 2012 - 08:15pm PT
Credit: BooDawg
Bridal Veil Creek Bridge Pohono Trail
About half-way between Taft and Dewey Points
aka Lizzie's Bridge
9/26/12
Plenty of water flowing still.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Oct 5, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
nita crosses the Stoneman, by stoned man
nita crosses the Stoneman, by stoned man
Credit: Timid TopRope
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 5, 2012 - 08:37pm PT
Germany
Germany
Credit: guido
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 5, 2012 - 08:52pm PT
Morro Bay.
Morro Bay.
Credit: Marcel Simon
Bridge, Japan. 1950 +/-
Bridge, Japan. 1950 +/-
Credit: RD Gallery
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2012 - 09:36pm PT
guido, NICE!

DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 6, 2012 - 10:40am PT
Mouse

Thanks for the picture. The Kintai bridge in Iwakuni is remarkable.

Credit: D Fuka
Credit: D Fuka
Credit: D Fuka
Credit: D Fuka

This is the Wikipedia history

"After Iwakuni Castle was completed in 1608 by Kikkawa Hiroie, who was the first lord of Iwakuni Domain, a series of wooden bridges were built. However, most of them were destroyed by floods several times before the construction of the iconic Kintai Bridge. After that, Kintai Bridge was built by the third lord, Kikkawa Hiroyoshi in 1673. The new stone piers replaced the old wooden ones and it was thought to be flood-proof; however, the bridge was destroyed by a flood the next year. As a result, they redesigned the stone piers for greater strength, and a special tax was created to maintain the bridge. This maintenance consisted of being rebuilt periodically: every 20 years for 3 spans in the middle, every 40 years for 2 spans connecting to the riverside. In this way, the bridge had not been destroyed for 276 years. However, it was washed away again by flooding from typhoon "Kijia" in 1950. It had been in a weakened state at the time, both because the Japanese had stopped maintaining the bridge during World War II and the year before the typhoon, to expand the US Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, a large amount of gravel was taken by the US Military Force from the river around the bridge, strengthening the flow of the river. In 1953, the bridge was once again reconstructed using very similar techniques to the original; however, they used metal nails (made from the same tatara iron as the Katana) to increase its durability. Between 2001 and 2004, all five bridge girders were restored for the first time in 50 years.

Architecture

The bridge is composed by five sequential wooden arch bridges on four stone piers as well as two of wooden piers on the dry riverbed where the bridge begins and ends. Each of the three middle spans is 35.1 meters long, while the two end spans are 34.8 meters for a total length of about 175 meters with a width of 5 meters.

Original Construction

For nearly three hundred years, the many versions of the bridge stood without the use of metal nails. This was achieved by the careful fitting of the wooden parts and by the construction of the thick girders by clamping and binding them together with metal belts. The main wooden parts of the bridge were covered by sheets of copper for additional durability.

Flood protection

The shape and weight of the bridge made it extremely strong at the top, but incredibly weak from underneath. To address concern that flood waters rushing along the river would destroy the bridge in its entirety, the bridge was designed so that the wooden pathway merely "floats" on top of its frame using mortise and tenon joints. This allowed rising flood waters to lift out the wooden pathway and carry it off down stream while sparing the main structure."
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:19pm PT
The history of construction in the West and the use of calculation (Source: Wikipedia)

Ancient Greece was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history that lasted from the Archaic period of the 8th to 6th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (ca. 600 AD)

Greek mathematics was technically advanced and we know for certain that they employed and understood the principles of pulleys, which would have enabled them to build gibs and cranes to lift heavy stonework to the upper parts of buildings. Their surveying skills were exceptional, enabling them to set out the incredibly exact optical corrections of buildings like the Parthenon, although the methods used remain a mystery. Simpler decoration, such as fluting on columns, was simply left until the drums of the columns were cut in place.

The ancient Greeks never developed the strong mortars which became an important feature of Roman construction.

Romans

Vitruvius gives details of many Roman machines. The Romans developed sophisticated timber cranes allowing them to lift considerable weights to great heights. The upper limit of lifting appears to have been about 100 tonnes. Trajan's column in Rome contains some of the largest stones ever lifted in a Roman building, and engineers are still uncertain exactly how it was achieved.

A list of the longest, highest and deepest Roman structures can be found in the List of ancient architectural records. Roman building ingenuity extended over bridges, aqueducts, and covered amphitheatres. Their sewerage and water-supply works were remarkable and some systems are still in operation today. The only aspect of Roman construction for which very little evidence survives is the form of timber roof structures, none of which seem to have survived intact. Possibly, triangulated roof trusses were built, this being the only conceivable way of constructing the immense spans achieved, the longest exceeding 30 metres.

Middle ages

In the Middle Ages of Europe fortifications, castles and cathedrals were the greatest construction projects. The Roman building techniques were lost. (But Roman techniques, including the use of iron ring-beams, would appear to have been used in the Palatine Chapel at Aachen, c. 800 AD, where it is believed builders from the Langobard Kingdom in northern Italy contributed to the work.

There were no standard textbooks on building in the Middle Ages. Master craftsmen transferred their knowledge through apprenticeships and from father to son. Trade secrets were closely guarded, as they were the source of a craftsman's livelihood. Drawings only survive from the later period. Parchment was too expensive to be commonly used and paper did not appear until the end of the period. Models were used for designing structures and could be built to large scales. Details were mostly designed at full size on tracing floors, some of which survive.

Romanesque buildings of the period 600–1100 AD were entirely roofed in timber or had stone barrel vaults covered by timber roofs. The Gothic style of architecture with its vaults, flying buttresses and pointed gothic arches developed in the twelfth century and in the centuries that followed ever more incredible feats of constructional daring were achieved in stone. Thin stone vaults and towering buildings were constructed using rules derived by trial and error. Failures were frequent, particularly in difficult areas such as crossing towers.

The pile driver was invented around 1500.

Renaissance

The Renaissance in Italy, the invention of moveable type and the Reformation changed the character of building. The rediscovery of Vitruvius had a strong influence. During the Middle Ages buildings were designed by the people that built them. The master mason and master carpenters learnt their trades by word of mouth and relied on experience, models and rules of thumb to determine the sizes of building elements. Vitruvius however describes in detail the education of the perfect architect who, he said, must be skilled in all the arts and sciences.Filippo Brunelleschi was one of the first of the new style of architects. He started life as a goldsmith and educated himself in Roman architecture by studying ruins. He went on to engineer the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.

The rebirth of the idea of an architect in the Renaissance radically changed the nature of building design. The Renaissance reintroduced the classical style of architecture. Leon Battista Alberti's treatise on architecture raised the subject to a new level, defining architecture as something worthy of study by the aristocracy. Previously it was viewed merely as a technical art, suited only to the artisan. The resulting change in status of architecture and more importantly the architect is key to understanding the changes in the process of design. The Renaissance architect was often an artist (a painter or sculptor) who had little knowledge of building technology but a keen grasp of the rules of classical design. The architect thus had to provide detailed drawings for the craftsmen setting out the disposition of the various parts. This was what we call the process of design, from the Italian word for drawing. Occasionally the architect would get involved in particularly difficult technical problems but the technical side of architecture was mainly left up to the craftsmen. This change in the way buildings were designed had a fundamental difference on the way problems were approached. Where the Medieval craftsmen tended to approach a problem with a technical solution in mind, the Renaissance architect started with an idea of the what the end product needed to look like and then searched around for a way of making it work. This led to extraordinary leaps forward in engineering.

Construction in the seventeenth century

The seventeenth century saw the birth of modern science which would have profound effects on building construction in the centuries to come. The major breakthroughs were towards the end of the century when architect-engineers began to use experimental science to inform the form of their buildings. However it was not until the eighteenth century that engineering theory developed sufficiently to allow sizes of members to be calculated. Seventeenth-century structures relied strongly on experience, rules of thumb and the use of scale models.

Construction in the eighteenth century

The eighteenth century saw the development of many the ideas that had been born in the late seventeenth century. The architects and engineers became increasingly professionalised. Experimental science and mathematical methods became increasingly sophisticated and employed in buildings. At the same time the birth of the industrial revolution saw an increase in the size of cities and increase in the pace and quantity of construction.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
Credit: Kent-Hugo Norheim
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
Covered bridge over the Loisach river, Garmisch
Covered bridge over the Loisach river, Garmisch
Credit: can't say
Timmc

climber
BC
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:27pm PT
Centennial Bridge, Panama
Centennial Bridge, Panama
Credit: Timmc
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:39pm PT
Knight's Ferry interior.
Knight's Ferry interior.
Credit: Rob Bohning.
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
Pohono Trail bridge across Bridalveil Creek.

Pohono Trail Bridge over Bridalveil Creek
Pohono Trail Bridge over Bridalveil Creek
Credit: BooDawg
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 26, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
Toughest bridge in the world?

http://www.prochan.com/view?p=da1_1351183858
fgw

climber
portland, or
Oct 26, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
Oregon

Meteora

Washington (not too thrilled...)
Eric Beck

Sport climber
Bishop, California
Oct 26, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
Isn't there a new Port Mann bridge in Vancouver?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2012 - 07:46pm PT
Thanks guido I was laughing out loud. That is indeed the world champion, the toughest bridge in the world.

I will knock any truck OUT!


DMT
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 26, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
Yes, there is Eric and it is now open eastbound with the westbound completion coming soon. I've been meaning to get some shots of what is a fantastic crossing from the view out a car wind shield.

In the meantime, this is what it's like from Google images:


The old Port Mann Bridge is the little orange one to the right ! It will be demo'd after completion of the new one. The cable stay design of the new bridge is a geometrical masterpiece:

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
Hey, I drove by that, pretty sure?



Don't get f*#ked up on your directions around that bridge... it ain't easy getting turned around, lol. The approaches to the new bridge have really screwed up the GPS lemme tell you. I know more about the surface streets around that bridge than a Californian needs harhar.

Vancouver has some awesome bridges!

DMT
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 26, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
One and the same. If you get a chance to travel the new one you WILL think it's cool !
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 26, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
Lions' Gate (First Narrows) bridge, joining Vancouver to points north, is also rather interesting, if only because it was the first major suspension bridge in the world to have its deck replaced while it continued in use. In 2000 - 02, they replaced the deck a segment at a time - one segment every few days. A considerable engineering feat, given that they had to maintain tension/compression throughout.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lions_Gate_Bridge
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Oct 26, 2012 - 08:27pm PT
Now here are some bridges. PDX is know as bridge town.
Now here are some bridges. PDX is know as bridge town.
Credit: Plaidman
All these bridges are in a very short distance from each other.
All these bridges are in a very short distance from each other.
Credit: Plaidman
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 26, 2012 - 08:50pm PT
Good point MH. Add to the fun was the crew who cut free the old sections, replacing with the new had to have the Lions Gate Bridge ready for morning traffic at 6.30am (once at 7am) after a 10pm shut down. The deck replacement also included seismic upgrades of the entire structure and epoxy repaint of the towers.

This is a great photo of the basics. A barge would sail under the section area to be replaced, receive the old piece and also deliver the new one for reinstatement. Proud work:

Credit: Jim Brennan
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2012 - 08:53pm PT
Aye I was there Plaidman, back in oh sh#t, August? Late July? HellifIknow. Anyway one of those in N outs in a day. Got a rental at the airport and met a client at one of their locations. Then I followed him as we drove to their HQ office. Dude lives there in Portland but rides bis bicycle to work everyday. Doesn't drive much harhar. We ended up going the wrong way, crossed this bridge and it seemed like we had to cross bridge after bridge after bridge to get back where we started, pretty funny. Pretty place, it was nice and balmy on the day I was there. Got in a traffic jam on way back to airport. Fairly nice airport too as I recall. Had a bloody mary there in the airport bar.

DMT
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Oct 26, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
I like it here. If you didn't know, I will tell you that Portland is where young people go to retire.
The Dream of the 90s is alive in Portland:
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Oct 26, 2012 - 11:33pm PT
Some Bridges in Nepal

A standard suspension bridge. When the boards rot through,
people place heavy rocks on what's left of the old boards to cover the holes.


Credit: Jan

Sometimes these modern bridges go into the river during earthquakes.

Credit: Jan

Bamboo is wonderful for construction. Needless to say, this high and dry was observed in winter.

Credit: Jan

Things get a lot more challenging during the monsoon.

Credit: Jan

Credit: Jan

Credit: Jan

And finally, the most ingenious one of all.

Credit: Jan




Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 05:33pm PT
The Beauty in Des Moines
The Beauty in Des Moines
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

She's a stunna!
She's a stunna!
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

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DMT
perswig

climber
Nov 8, 2012 - 05:47pm PT
Yowza, indeed. Some stunning arches in that post.

Rail pivot-trestle, outside Portland, ME.









Swinging bridge north of Brunswick, ME.









Dale
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 8, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
Not really a bridge but pretty amazing structure:
Credit: Charlie D.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
Hey Perswig?

1. What's a perswig?

and

2. ?

BwaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

HAHAHA!

HAHA!

HAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

DMT
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Nov 8, 2012 - 08:44pm PT
Guido's toughest link bridge is unreal.

I loved it when one hay truck went down and another right behind it. Couldn't that dude see?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 09:16pm PT
Aye she does have elegant curves both vertical and horizontal. I've ne...
Aye she does have elegant curves both vertical and horizontal. I've never seen a bridge quite like her. I saw it from the freeway and given I have an hour to spare and the afternoon was so nice I had to stop to caress her arches, walk her deck and admire
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Stanley Consultants provided construction administration and construction observation, as a subcontractor to ARUP (engineer of record) for the Center Street Pedestrian Bridge. The Center Street Bridge is a signature landmark for the Principal Riverwalk in downtown Des Moines, Iowa and connects the east and west sides of the city. This unique bridge features two separate paths; one is dedicated to walkers, joggers and runners while the other is for bicyclist.

Such a beauty!

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DMT
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 8, 2012 - 09:21pm PT
Burnt bridge in front of me.

Idaho 2004
Idaho 2004
Credit: Fritz


I crossed, rather than swim the stream, and had my--

burned bridge behind me.
whitemeat

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Nov 8, 2012 - 09:24pm PT
the swinging bridge in Wawona, YNP
the swinging bridge in Wawona, YNP
Credit: whitemeat
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 10:53am PT


Hard to get a sense for this bridge from a flat image.

DMT
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Nov 9, 2012 - 12:41pm PT
Check out this page: http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/world-s-strangest-bridges.html

I tried to pull pics into this thread from the above page, but it won't let me, go to the link above some really cool bridges.


London Bridge:

Medieval



19th Century


19th Century moved to Lake Havasu AZ


And the new London Bridge is... boring


Not the London Bridge. But just downstream.



Some of my favorites:

Foresthill. Good for 700 foot bungee jumps.


What it would have looked like with the Auburn Dam.


Yankee Jims


A new one in China





Different safety standards in China...




A good site I just found: http://highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 20, 2012 - 11:01pm PT
Historic Diestelhorst Bridge, Redding, CA.
Historic Diestelhorst Bridge, Redding, CA.
Credit: tammysvintageworld.blogspot
This old Diestelhorst Bridge was built in 1915 and is 639 feet long.
It was the first automobile bridge over the Sacramento River in Northern California.
Named for the man who owned the land.
Lake Redding Bridge or New Diestelhorst Bridge over the Sacramento.
Lake Redding Bridge or New Diestelhorst Bridge over the Sacramento.
Credit: Bridgehunter.com
We used to have family birthdays, picnics and Fourth of July down at Lake Redding Park, fireworks off of one of these low spans. I remember the RR bridge, the SP tracks you see, they always fascinated me, so high, so climbable. Mom wrote in my baby book that I climbed and jumped all the time, she had to watch me like a hawk when we went to the park.


The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 21, 2012 - 12:42am PT
Bird on a wire
Bird on a wire
Credit: The Larry

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Dec 21, 2012 - 01:24am PT


Rainer entrance station






and somewhere above Skokomish...

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 21, 2012 - 02:56am PT
Is there a shot posted of the Briceburg Bridge?
Borut

Mountain climber
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec 21, 2012 - 04:51am PT
Hello!

There's a bridge on each euro bill.

It's not always the same bridge.

Here's an example:

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Borut

stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 21, 2012 - 09:03am PT
Could use a little work, but nice bridge.

Credit: stich
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2012 - 09:16am PT
Is that from that movie Roy Schieder was in where they have to drive on some suicidal road thru the jungle in a race with another truck?

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2012 - 05:38pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#280541

Stand your ground.
Stand your ground.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Not long for this world?
Not long for this world?
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 25, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
Good stuff, DMT. Merry Christmas!

Did ya know the word "BRIDGER" is not allowed in Scrabble? I've tried it, and got called on it. It was my nickname for a while after that.

I always liked these old trestles myself.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

edit: Fet, that's an entrancing vid of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (GG) collapse. Here's a link to the story.
http://www.ask.com/wiki/Tacoma_Narrows_Bridge_(1940)?o=3986&qsrc=999

the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Dec 25, 2012 - 05:53pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:44pm PT
On the edge of Iguazu Falls - any engineers in the house?

Credit: Reilly

I don't wonder about the beams but rather the pilings.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 26, 2012 - 12:59am PT
Do Trestles count?

Credit: StahlBro
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Dec 26, 2012 - 09:15am PT
By my favorite architect . . .
By my favorite architect . . .
Credit: Reeotch
A-Train

climber
Dec 26, 2012 - 10:37am PT
Saint Antonin Noble-Val, France.  You can see the amazing crag of Angl...
Saint Antonin Noble-Val, France. You can see the amazing crag of Anglars in the background.
Credit: A-Train
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 07:06pm PT
Some San Francisco Bay area bridge photos - all from one location check it out

The mighty Bay Bridge


Richmond San Rafael


Golden Gate


Old and New East Spans of Bay Bridge


More of same


Old and new spans superimposed


Magical - one of those moments when you realize you are exactly where you want to be.


Gold Gate orange


The City


An iconic view of San Francisco


The work on the new bridge is coming along nicely.


DMT
sunflower

climber
Dec 27, 2012 - 08:12pm PT
Just like I am there again. Awesome place.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 14, 2013 - 11:26am PT
Salt Creek, Lake Shasta.
The Salt Creek Bridge, built in 1925 as part of Old Hwy 99.  Above it ...
The Salt Creek Bridge, built in 1925 as part of Old Hwy 99. Above it the RR trestle put in @1940 to bridge the waters of Lake Shasta.
Credit: mouse from merced
Charlie Creek, Lakehead, CA.
The old Charlie Creek Bridge.  Many bridges along Hwy 99 needed re-ali...
The old Charlie Creek Bridge. Many bridges along Hwy 99 needed re-alignment via replacement alongside, or even on top, like this, a trend followed to this day by the Caltrans folks. The Carquinez is the one that sticks in my mind from early-day trips, S
Credit: GI
http://www.flickr.com/photos/80651083@N00/3135411489/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronwls/3066935919/
Dog Creeek, Delta/Vollmers, CA.
This would be the bench on the sunny side.
This would be the bench on the sunny side.
Credit: mouse from merced
http://www.redding.com/news/2008/jun/26/master-work/
The family tree roots of the Berminghams are watered by these creeks. Excellent small trout streams, really challenging.



sharperblue

Mountain climber
oakland, california
Jan 14, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
one of my favorites, by Gustav Eiffel, who also designed the stature o...
one of my favorites, by Gustav Eiffel, who also designed the stature of liberty's structure (basically just a bridge turned vertically)
Credit: sharperblue
Enty

Trad climber
Jan 14, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Millau Viaduct in France - pylon 2 &#40;the one next to the river&#41;...
Millau Viaduct in France - pylon 2 (the one next to the river)is taller than the Eiffel Tower and is only 40m shorter than the Empire State Building.
Credit: Enty
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 14, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
I'm partial to this one on the way up to Mineral King...
Credit: Reilly

It has a guard, too!
Credit: Reilly
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Jan 14, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
Quarter Circle Bridge-Glacier Park
Quarter Circle Bridge-Glacier Park
Credit: ionlyski

After cruising through all the bridges on this thread, this one pales in comparison. I don't think this is the original, historic bridge but one rebuilt at a later time.

Arne
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 14, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau, IPA: [vjadyk də mijo]) is a cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the river Tarn near Millau in southern France.

Designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest bridge in the world with one mast's summit at 343.0 metres (1,125 ft) above the base of the structure.[3][4] It is the 12th highest bridge deck in the world, being 270 metres (890 ft)[1] between the road deck and the ground below.[5] The viaduct is part of the A75-A71 autoroute axis from Paris to Montpellier. Construction cost was approximately €400 million. It was formally dedicated on 14 December 2004, inaugurated on the 15th, and opened to traffic on the 16th. The bridge received the 2006 IABSE Outstanding Structure Award.[6]--Wikipedia

WOW!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 14, 2013 - 01:11pm PT
I'm sorry but that Millau thing is a blight on the landscape.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 14, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Shanghai Donghai bridge
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 14, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
Suramadu bridge
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 14, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
Rio Antirio bridge
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Jan 14, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
Some pictures of the Bahn line bridge in Mainz, this is the line to Frankfurt. All of the stonework is pre war, but the span was itself was bombed out and had to be rebuilt.

Credit: Vegasclimber

Credit: Vegasclimber

Credit: Vegasclimber
Cragar

Trad climber
MSLA - MT
Jan 14, 2013 - 06:23pm PT
Hey Dingus!

You ever check out that little limestone 'bridge' down on the creek below moaning cavern? Parking is on left < 1 mile after crossing Parrot's Ferry heading north....pockety boulder stuff with a wet landing!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
Yep, I sure have!

DMT
Cragar

Trad climber
MSLA - MT
Jan 15, 2013 - 10:10am PT
Coo. Any pics to stoke the kindleing of my mind? I miss that 49er country!

Have fun!
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Jan 15, 2013 - 11:26am PT
Great place to swim sometimes but I have seen it with some scary white tweaker trash on some weekends. Lots of trash down there now with the easier access. Fun swimming through those things.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
The bridges at Carquinez Strait



DMT



Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
Sublime.... and quite accidental, including the music



Just one of those things nawmean?

DMT
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jan 21, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Lava Canyon Bridge
Lava Canyon Bridge
Credit: Seamstress
Credit: Seamstress
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
A lot more interesting than the new iteration we are building from Oakland to Yerba Buena (to SF).

Dunno about that Peter. I'm pretty fascinated with that new span :-)

DMT
perswig

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 07:25pm PT






Bemis Bridge, Crawford Notch, NH
-6F in the lot

Dale
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Jan 27, 2013 - 08:32pm PT

The Ahwahnee Bridge in Yosemite Valley is one of several historic bridges that the National Park Service may demolish as part of its "Merced River Plan." Their plan is open for public comment until April 2013 and can be found at http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mrp-deis-doc.htm

Removal of this or other bridges will significantly impact access for visitors to Yosemite and adversely effect the historic character of the valley landscape. They also plan to remove the famous Ice Rink, which is hardly next to the river, but deemed incompatible with recreational values there. Please comment on their short-sighted demolition plans.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
Graffiti Bridge (Wards Ferry, Tuolumne River)

American Grafitti
American Grafitti
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

I just had to include this one

The Power of Choss
The Power of Choss
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT

ps. Btw, the Wards Ferry road is one of the great backroads of northern California, if you are ever in Groveland needing to go to Sonora (or vice versa) go that way, tellm Dingus sentchya.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:33am PT
Goodpasture bridge,Vida, or.
Credit: kennyt
perswig

climber
Mar 10, 2013 - 08:15pm PT


Dale
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 10, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
Crawfish Bridge YNP
Crawfish Bridge YNP
Credit: google images (or dude who signed it in lower left)


Judith River Bridge, Montana
Judith River Bridge, Montana
Credit: google images
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 10, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
Credit: mojede

Animal bridge, Montana
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Mojede any idea as to the "why" of the bridge bend?

DMT
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
Animal bridges are awesome!
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Mar 11, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
I couldn't wait on Mojede's reply...
At the north end of the bridge you can easily see where the Judith River left its banks and did the damage.

http://www.dogcaught.com/2011/07/27/more-on-the-judith-river-bridge/


Appalachian Trail pedestrian bridge over the Toccoa River
Appalachian Trail pedestrian bridge over the Toccoa River
Credit: Tobia
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Mar 14, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
When this bridge opens on May 3rd, about 40 invited BASE jumpers are going to have 3 days of fun with this. Worlds Tallest, over 1,300', to the road deck and then those pillars are another 500'!!!
Credit: Hankster
Credit: Hankster
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 14, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
Animal bridges are awesome!

In many cases, yes. In the case of the scores the enviros forced the Alaska
Pipeline to build, not so much. They were afraid the pipeline, standing
high above the tundra, would scare the caribou and change their migration.
Right, like that woulda happened. Having worked up there I can assure you
the caribou absolutely love those 'bridges' to smithereens! The bulls will
get up on 'em to make sure some interloper isn't exercising his designs on
his wimmen. But no other self-repecting caribou is gonna waste calories
walking over the silly things. On warm and windless days the rest of the
'bou will be found standing in the shade provided by the pipe. The elevated
pipe also provides a bit of a venturi effect for any wind there is which
helps to keep the damn bugs off.

And did I mention that the only things 'bou are scared of are wolves?
When you go out to your truck in the morning you often have to shoo the
'bou away. Yeah, they're so afraid of people. Well, ok, unless you're
dressed like an Inuit hunter.
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Mar 14, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
I've posted this before but it fits your thread and you get two bridges for the price of one. Yes it's me jumping.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 11:14am PT
Drive By......





DMT
WBraun

climber
Apr 17, 2013 - 11:21am PT
This thread is not "TRAD".

It's full of sport people.

TRAD people don't use bridges.

They swim across the water and have adventure.

Piranha, crocodiles, electric eels, poisonous snakes and man eating sharks help make adventure more fun.

What has America become just driving in air condition vehicle over the top of the adventure?

Just see ..... :-)
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2013 - 10:35am PT








DMT
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
May 28, 2013 - 10:50am PT
Many fond memories around that bridge, DMT!

Here's the bridge spanning Deception Pass (WA). Awesome kayaking spot:

Credit: mooser

Its shadow cast over some sweet standing waves:

Credit: mooser

Drawbridge between Portage Bay and Lake Union - Seattle:

Credit: mooser
George Bell

Trad climber
Colorado
May 28, 2013 - 11:20am PT
How many have bagged this one?
Credit: George Bell
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
May 28, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Credit: ElCapPirate
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
May 28, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
taken off the net
ant bridge
ant bridge
Credit: manzanita man
Credit: manzanita man
Credit: manzanita man
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 11, 2013 - 04:54am PT
The Main MID Diversion Canal and a bridge over some awfully cold water...
The Main MID Diversion Canal and a bridge over some awfully cold water out of the Merced, out of the bottom of Exchequer, out of the bottom of McSwain--did I say it's dammed cold water?!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Wide thingie.
Wide thingie.
Credit: mouse from merced
The other, shorter wide thingie.
The other, shorter wide thingie.
Credit: mouse from merced
Posted!  All over the place!
Posted! All over the place!
Credit: mouse from merced
The concrete flume is the Modesto Irrigation District's Main Diversion Canal crossing Dry Creek. At the other end is the diversion for their Lateral Canal #2.

The landowners (apparently) are uptight. Their sign has a police dog saying "Go ahead. Make my day!"

What, are they afraid someone's gonna come along and try to climb that wide thing? Or that short wide thing on the other side?

[I heard Royal got shut down on this baby, BITD.]

It's on the road from Hughson to Oakdale.
Credit: mouse from merced



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 26, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
Agua Fria Creek culverts, Highway 140.
Agua Fria Creek culverts, Highway 140.
Credit: mouse from merced
On the opposite side of the highway.
On the opposite side of the highway.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
"Not Moe Bridges, that's Beau Bridges."--Lloyd Bridges
perswig

climber
Jul 25, 2013 - 03:03pm PT




Dale
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
Where's this confounded bridge? :-&#41;
Where's this confounded bridge? :-)
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jul 25, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
Credit: wilbeer

Rochester.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 25, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
"Where's this confounded bridge? :-)"


Colombia River, Astoria OR ?
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jul 25, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Tokyo Japan

one of the many bridges I cross on my 5k runs in Tokyo
one of the many bridges I cross on my 5k runs in Tokyo
Credit: Gunkie

...and not one Godzilla anywhere
...and not one Godzilla anywhere
Credit: Gunkie

another bridge on my 5k loop
another bridge on my 5k loop
Credit: Gunkie



Seoul S. Korea

Seoul train bridge while sitting in one of the 24 rush hours they have...
Seoul train bridge while sitting in one of the 24 rush hours they have everyday
Credit: Gunkie
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jul 25, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
Cains Head, Seward AK

Credit: survival
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Jul 25, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
Somewhere in the NWT.
Somewhere in the NWT.
Credit: FRUMY
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jul 26, 2013 - 08:46am PT
Credit: wilbeer

Leon Russell at the bridge in Rochester last night.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 18, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
Conde McCullough, the Oregon bridge man:




And an example of his work, carrying cars across Coos Bay:





There seems to be a gothic look to the archwork. I'll bet that wasn't just structural, but asthetic as well. Either way, they sure don't make them like this anymore.

As close as I'm going to get to church.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 19, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Nice one chaz.

DMT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 27, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Twin Bridges, over the Swinomish Channel. Anacortes, WA.



I was there today hoping to get an aerial shot of John Steinbeck's boat, the Western Flyer, from his book The Log from the Sea of Cortez, which until last month was moored in front of the blue/white boat on the left bank of the channel.

Steinbeck's boat is now in Port Townsend dry dock, which I just now found out through a bit of research this evening, after not finding it in the Swinomish where I expected it today.

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20130712/NEWS/307129987/celebrated-steinbeck-boat-at-port-townsend-boat-haven

I knew it was there in the Swinomish for almost a year, and I kept it a secret from my KAP ( kite aerial photography ) pal right up the street in Mt Vernon, hoping to score the shot myself first. But sh#t if I didn't screw both of us out of the shot!

Anyway, now I have another excuse to take the ferry over to Port Townsend. The Western Flyer is in the same parking lot as the Port Townsend Brewery now, which is real convenient.

http://www.porttownsendbrewing.com/

I didn't need an excuse to visit the brewery, but now I have one. Looks like I'm in for a "hoppy" day this week or next!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2013 - 02:35am PT
The new East Span
The new East Span
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

of the Bay Bridge is a beauty
of the Bay Bridge is a beauty
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Very majestic
Very majestic
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

It feels like a great bridge <br/>
It feels like a great bridge

Credit: Dingus Milktoast

It looks like a ship in the night which I'm sure it not accidental.
It looks like a ship in the night which I'm sure it not accidental.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Beauty on the bay
Beauty on the bay
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Baghdad by the Bay <br/>
 <br/>
Baghdad by the Bay


Credit: Dingus Milktoast

The old bridge is retired
The old bridge is retired
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Standing tall and strong
Standing tall and strong
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Sep 12, 2013 - 01:47am PT
The "bridge" across the Puget Sound.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2013 - 10:46am PT
Is this a bridge to heaven or something?



Or does it a one-way road to a den of perdition?



BOTH!!!???111111

Yup!

DMT
Ikat

Social climber
Carson City
Sep 13, 2013 - 10:49am PT
It really should be Emperor Norton Bridge.

I'm a bit steamed about (worthless) Willy Brown Bridge.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 30, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
Punt da Suransuns - Viamala - Switzerland
Punt da Suransuns - Viamala - Switzerland
Credit: Martin Lehmann - Alamy
Shanghai Nanpu bridge
Shanghai Nanpu bridge
Credit: Alamy
Seen in The Guardian lately.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
Thanks Marlow that Italian bridge is very elegant.

DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 30, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
DMT

I think the bridge is Swiss. Many languages are spoken and written in Switzerland, also Italian. Though it's a part of an old Roman path...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viamala
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Oct 20, 2013 - 12:17am PT
Soon to be demo'ed / replaced.

Johnson St. Bridge.
Victoria B.C.
Built 1924

Credit: sac
Credit: sac
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 20, 2013 - 12:32am PT
Cincy night scape.
Cincy night scape.
Credit: Edge
The Ohio River in Cincinatti

Navajo Bridge panorama.
Navajo Bridge panorama.
Credit: Edge
Navajo Bridge, AZ

I have no idea what is holding this thing on the canyon rim.
I have no idea what is holding this thing on the canyon rim.
Credit: Edge
Hats off to the architect on this one.
portent

Social climber
your mom's house
Oct 20, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Donner, CA

Credit: portent
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 20, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Have a swallow of cool Merced River water.  MID Main Canal.
Have a swallow of cool Merced River water. MID Main Canal.
Credit: mouse from merced
As usual, the right spot, the right time. Fortune.
vôo

climber
Denver, CO
Oct 20, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
View from which movie?
Credit: vôo
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 20, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
Not an Alec Guiness flick?

What was that one?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 20, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
Dragon Tattoo?

I haven't seen the film,only read the book, just venturing a guess from clues in the photo.
vôo

climber
Denver, CO
Oct 20, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
That's too funny. Doesn't look much like Sri Lanka.

Hint-Starred Ally Sheedy
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 20, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
Sri Lanka? Que?
vôo

climber
Denver, CO
Oct 20, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
Sri Lanka was where they built a bridge for the film "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Oct 20, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
Yesterday was Bridge Day here in West Virginny, at the coolest bridge in the USA - The New River Gorge bridge

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 20, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
Millis.
Millis.
Credit: TCarter
Millis' dental bridge was a guaranteed gross-out.
shiro16

climber
Oct 20, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
vôo - Astoria, OR?
Sketch

Trad climber
Langley, VA
Oct 20, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
New River Gorge bridge
New River Gorge bridge
Credit: Sketch
vôo

climber
Denver, CO
Oct 20, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
yes, Astoria
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Oct 20, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
Credit: divad
Keystone bridge in WMass, climable rock.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 21, 2013 - 03:58pm PT
North Queensferry
North Queensferry
Credit: David Cation
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
Doesn't seem like much, but a morning ride through the Delta was fun.



But she has a nice brontosaurus curve to her eh?


Seems like a big bridge for such a small ditch :). Actually the combined Sacramento and San Joaquin river systems flow beneath that bridge; California's gold (fresh drinking water)


The draw bridge at Rio Vista






A Delta beauty on the way to Walnut Grove.


Cool juxtaposition of concrete and steel.


This is the bat bridge. I'll have to do a post on the story of this bridge some time.


DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 9, 2013 - 11:12am PT
You leave us all in the dust, Dingusto.

Slate Creek Bridge, Merced River, Higherway 140.
Slate Creek Bridge, Merced River, Higherway 140.
Credit: mouse from merced

Highway 140, the Bear Creek Bridge at the Merced River confluence, Bri...
Highway 140, the Bear Creek Bridge at the Merced River confluence, Briceburg.
Credit: mouse from merced

Consumnes River Bridge, looking at El Dorado Co. from Amador Co.
Consumnes River Bridge, looking at El Dorado Co. from Amador Co.
Credit: mouse from merced

Highway 49.
Highway 49.
Credit: mouse from merced

Hangtown Creek Bridge, Placerville, CA.  1906.
Hangtown Creek Bridge, Placerville, CA. 1906.
Credit: mouse from merced

mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Nov 9, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
Damn that bat bridge can smell, usually ride over it a couple of times a month, will cross it today. DMT- Have you seen the cool little Vietnamese Buddhist temple about a mile from there? couple of neat spots in Thornton too.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 18, 2013 - 08:50am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Two bridges, no waiting.

Until Ferguson Slide.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 18, 2013 - 09:22am PT
"Historic" Slate Gulch Bridge.
Credit: mouse from merced
Up the river from Briceburg.
Credit: mouse from merced
Follow the "trail" down from 140 to reach the upstream side of Slate Creek at the bridge.
Credit: mouse from merced
There are no trolls, no trools, and no tools. No water, either.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking upstream from the bank I've just come down.
Credit: mouse from merced
Crossing over to the other bank, I found this skeleton of a deer, I guess. Talk about crossing over...
Credit: mouse from merced
Into the open, looking down river.
Credit: mouse from merced
And after a little rest along the banks of the old Merced, back to the rig and the road.

Trools are trolls who do nothing but drool and sit, and they spit.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 19, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
A half dozen from around the world...

http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20131003-six-beautiful-and-bizarre-bridges
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2013 - 03:14pm PT


Highly recommended.

DMT
perswig

climber
Dec 5, 2013 - 07:45pm PT


Bridge UNDER (mildly-)troubled water.
Dale
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 5, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
Dix Mt. trail,Adirondacks
Dix Mt. trail,Adirondacks
Credit: wilbeer
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
Michigan Bar one-lane bridge is an interesting crossing in a monster van. A bit sickening too.

Michigan Bar
Michigan Bar
Credit: Dingus Milktoast



DMT
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 6, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
old ski areas rock!
old ski areas rock!
Credit: wilbeer
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Experts raise new doubts about essential Bay Bridge rods

The new east span of the mighty Bay Bridge uses hundreds of high strength steel rods to secure the cables to their anchors as well as for the sliding mechanisms that are supposed to prevent catastrophic failure in the event of an earthquake. 32 of them cracked back in the spring during the tightening process, introducing new doubt and more delays to the opening of the massive project. A CALTRANS report issued in July suggested the galvanization process used to coat the rods may have introduced hydrogen atoms to the cold rolled steel anD that maybe the fact some of the rods sat in bay water on and off for 5 years possibly added to the corrosion problem.

A retired metallurgist from Berkeley begged to differ and with a co-author wrote a peer reviewed paper that at its heart points to water corrosion as the primary problem. It points out that all of the broken rods were subject to bay water immersion and all of them broke below fthe waterline. A previously issued caltrans report discounted the water exposure and corrosion potential, it seems.

This means ALL of the rods used in the bridge construction are potentially vulnerable to corrosion and failure. The paper suggests that it isn't just standing water that causes concern, but that humidity alone can do it.

I write all of that because this is the cool bridges thread and our great bay bridge could be just as if not more vulnerable to earthquake total collapse than the span it replaces! They just don't know but these new doubts question the methods of testing,, maintaining and repairing these rods (read - another billion or so).

We're climbers so we think about (or should) corrosion of steel rods ie bolts and some folk here know a thing or two about steel in marine environments. This new rebuttal report suggests the issue isn't just a potential failure of the manufacturing process but a fundamental engineering design FAILURE.

They shoulda consulted Lord Slime on this, and Hardman Knott too, could have saved us taxpayers a few billion perhaps.....

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/08/5981376/experts-raise-new-doubts-about.html

DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 8, 2013 - 11:16am PT

Reposted inspired by the China thread:
Shanghai Nanpu bridge
Shanghai Nanpu bridge
Credit: Alamy
Prod

Trad climber
Dec 8, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Credit: Prod
Credit: Prod

Here is one I built in Michigan. We copied another one....

Prod.
Prod

Trad climber
Dec 8, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Thanks DMT,

And no I am a home builder. We did pretty high end custom homes in Michigan. A client wanted a bridge and landscaping to mimic Monet's Giverny Gardens. The bridge is pretty spot on.

Cheers,

Prod.

PS What are you wearing?
PPS I like the new Avitar.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 8, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
The Bay Bridge, eastern span.
The Bay Bridge, eastern span.
Credit: Ed Hartouni
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2013 - 07:09pm PT
Prod big guy I'm wearing flannel jammy bottoms, a faded Maui t-shirt and loafers. No socks. No underwear. Careful what you wish for Holmes.

Also, in my book you build a bridge you're a bridge builder. Hey let me show you the Gabrielle Bridge that spans the Milktoast Gap. It is made of construction paper and Elmer's glue, nothing else. 3 sheets were used I believe. That was all the resources we were afforded. Oh and a pair of scissors!

She's a truss span and quite strong.
She's a truss span and quite strong.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

She held 3 lbs without failure, 2 lbs over min requirement.
She held 3 lbs without failure, 2 lbs over min requirement.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

First Place for design 6th grade science project.
First Place for design 6th grade science project.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Some details of construction
Folded paper beams, angle-piton inspired; strong, flexible. Excessive ...
Folded paper beams, angle-piton inspired; strong, flexible. Excessive amounts of H2O could cause a total collapse. Actually a given, for the Bridge of Gabrielle. Note the Pinched Joint construction, inspired by a Safety Meeting. Gabby was not attending!
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Holds up 40s-stylish Grandma and Grandpa in their heavy metal frame ju...
Holds up 40s-stylish Grandma and Grandpa in their heavy metal frame just fine! It won't hold the 6 lb. vase.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

No sag!
No sag!
Credit: Dingus Milktoast
Grandpa woulda been PROUD of this bridge. He loved this sorta sh#t and did it with his son, yours truly.

To my way of thinking? This makes Gabby and I bridge builders too. ;)

I love this bridge and see it every day when I'm home.

DMT
perswig

climber
Dec 8, 2013 - 09:59pm PT


Rumford Point bridge, sun's setting after a day of ice chasing in Grafton.
Dale
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 25, 2013 - 03:12am PT
From the kite-aerial photography Flickr group, a couple of interesting bridges, side by each:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dd-29/11467807383/in/pool-60181114@N00/

( I did not take this shot. A guy in France did. He does a ton of really good work. )

The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 26, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
Bridge over the Grand River.

Credit: The Larry
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Dec 26, 2013 - 10:28pm PT


...

The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 26, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
Locker. Everyone knows Jeff was the cool Bridges.

Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
Credit: The Larry
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2014 - 12:13am PT
Some great pics of the Tower Bridge in Sacramento.









Jerry Brown's place.


DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 9, 2014 - 03:00pm PT

George Washington bridge, New Jersey
George Washington bridge, New Jersey
George Washington bridge, New Jersey
perswig

climber
Jan 11, 2014 - 10:32am PT


Dale
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2014 - 10:38am PT
Nice!

We need more bridges bishes!

Someone... anyone... go to Philly and do a bridge history tour. There is some serious bridge history there and well worth it. It will take you all over the city of brotherly love too, so polish up your people skills because you will be rubbing shoulders with the masses. I did this but in pre-camera days and have no summit photos :(

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2014 - 10:19am PT


DMT
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Jan 20, 2014 - 01:01pm PT
Credit: TMJesse
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jan 22, 2014 - 09:43pm PT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2014 - 12:06pm PT












DMT
perswig

climber
Jan 24, 2014 - 01:10pm PT
^^
Nice work, Romans!

Dale
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Jan 24, 2014 - 01:46pm PT
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge- Taos, NM

It was cool, Bob D Antonio was watching and taking pics. Then he treated us to the best enchiladas we ever had at his restaurant.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 25, 2014 - 11:38pm PT
Foot Bridge
Foot Bridge
Credit: The Larry
perswig

climber
Jan 26, 2014 - 06:10am PT
^^
That's a beaut!

And maybe a butte in the background.
Dale
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2014 - 10:51am PT


Bay-Bridges-Rain-Day-TR

DMT
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Feb 19, 2014 - 04:42pm PT
Newport, OR bridge over the Yaquina
Newport, OR bridge over the Yaquina
Credit: speelyei

Here's one, DMT. During rough weather on a west swell, a wave breaks right under the bridge. A slow, mushy beautiful wave and awesome view!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2014 - 04:43pm PT
Nice one thanks! That's another 'bridge within a bridge', or Two Bridges if you will. With with an inner arch and one with an outtie!

DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 19, 2014 - 04:53pm PT
Långholmsbron, Stockholm
Långholmsbron, Stockholm

"Långholmsbron (Swedish: "The Long Islet Bridge") is a bridge in central Stockholm, Sweden. Connecting the major island Södermalm to the minor island Långholmen, it forms an extension to the street Bergsundsgatan.

The bridge was formerly called Spinnhusbron ("The spinning house Bridge") in reference to the precursor to the Långholmen prison, and, popularly, Suckarnas bro ("The Bridge of Sighs"), also in reference to the prison. Its present name stems from 1885. The section of Västerbron, the bridge overpassing Långholmsbron, used to be called Långholmsbron.

Most likely, an old wooden bridge was found here by the mid 17th century, as this was the location for a custom house dealing with the ships delivering goods to the city from Lake Mälaren. Nevertheless, it is present on a map dated 1733 and was replaced by a new wooden, four-span truss bridge in 1845, 33 metres long, and 6 metres wide. In 1931, the present three-span steel girder bridge was inaugurated; 56 metres in length and 8 metres wide with a roadway of 5,6 metres."

Wikipedia
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 19, 2014 - 05:13pm PT
Hey speelyei,

Did you stop at the brewery on the other side of that bridge?

Best burger in OR ( tied with the other R.R. brewery, the one in Astoria )
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 26, 2014 - 08:40am PT
Credit: drljefe

Credit: drljefe

Sorry for the poor photo, I was probably choked up when I took it.

The plaque reads:

A mountain dog
Loved by all who knew him.
Trained in avalanche rescue
And
Respect for wilderness wildlife.
Devoted companion
To his master.
Crossed the Sierra
Many times.

This was his last trail.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2014 - 08:44am PT
Cool bridge, thanks.

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2014 - 12:28pm PT
The Dumbarton





The San Ramon


The old gray span, she ain't what she used to be....

The dismantling of the old East Bay span of the Bay Bridge continues apace. Mixed feelings - this old work horse shouldered a heavy load for more than 50-years. Now she's being scrapped. Still the dismantle process is interesting. I mean, how hard is it to bust loose 50-year old marine environment bolts? :D

You can see the upper deck coming out in this pic.


DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 13, 2014 - 02:17pm PT

Bridge of Death
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 13, 2014 - 02:18pm PT

River Mae Klong bridge - Burma Railway
River Mae Klong bridge - Burma Railway
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 13, 2014 - 02:37pm PT

Lethe - the river of unmindfulness
Credit: Dore

In Greek mythology, Lethe (Greek: Λήθη, Lḗthē; Classical Greek [lɛː́tʰɛː], modern Greek: [ˈliθi]) was one of the five rivers of Hades. Also known as the Ameles potamos (river of unmindfulness), the Lethe flowed around the cave of Hypnos and through the Underworld, where all those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified.

In Classical Greek, the word lethe literally means "oblivion", "forgetfulness", or "concealment". It is related to the Greek word for "truth", aletheia (ἀλήθεια), which through the privative alpha literally means "un-forgetfulness" or "un-concealment".

Is there a bridge?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 21, 2014 - 04:08pm PT

The Scots Guardsman locomotive hauls the Cumbrian Mountain Express, th...
The Scots Guardsman locomotive hauls the Cumbrian Mountain Express, the Arten Gill viaduct, the Settle to Carlisle line
Credit: Paul Kingston
Paco

Trad climber
Montana
Mar 21, 2014 - 04:24pm PT
Credit: Paco
Sydney, AU.
Harbour Bridge.. there's a tunnel that crosses almost directly beneath it... maybe a touch to the East, though.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 21, 2014 - 04:26pm PT
Marlow I think you have your caption mixed up...that train is clearly headed to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 21, 2014 - 04:32pm PT
Elcap

You're certainly right

... parallel worlds... as in this picture...

Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Tacoma Narrows Bridge
sween345

climber
back east
Mar 30, 2014 - 11:13am PT
Here's another bridge in a bridge

This supposedly needs to be completed in 2 1/2 years to accommodate the larger ships coming through the expanded Panama Canal. The engineering and logistics of this is pretty demanding.
And here's 16 bridges in one.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2014 - 11:06am PT
I had occasion to drive over the San Francisco Bay Bridge the other day.


I've tracked the construction and opening of the new East Span here in this thread (rusty bolts and all). Anyway after a stop on Yerba Buena Island to take a picture of the bridge


The Golden Gate


And the City... I continued on my way.


So now instead of building a new one? They're tearing down the old one. The entrance ramp back onto the bridge, from the island, is temporary. The old bridge must be removed before the new ramp can be built. So for now there is a temporary 'bridge within bridges' to span (haha) the gap between the old and the new.

So here is the entrance ramp. Notice the Quarter 8 demolition team sign?


Here is the bridge within bridges. See the cop car? She's to keep out tresspassers from the old span... people like ME! I'd climb that bad boy in a minute (or 3) if I could! That's how the demo teams get on the old span.


On the little temporary bridge. You can see the upper deck of the old span has been remove. They will take out this span entirely in the not too distant future. Its amazing to see it - the demolition of the iconic East Bay Span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge!


Now onto the new span and headed home. Bye!


DMT
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
Apr 2, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
Puente de la mujer. Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires.

It's a swing bridge that opens for boat traffic.

Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
Apr 2, 2014 - 12:11pm PT
La Polvorilla. Narrow guage rr. Viaduct at 14,200 ft.

NW Argentina

Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
Apr 2, 2014 - 01:02pm PT
This is the new light rail/bike/pedestrian bridge in Portland due for completion in mid 2015.

the naming contest is currently in progress. Wy'East ( mt. Hood) seems to be the front runner

Sanskara

climber
Apr 2, 2014 - 01:07pm PT
This and the bird thread are by far a couple of my favorite SP threads.

Wish I had something to contribute...

Had you told me 20 years ago I would grow to be such a nerd I woulda told you " yeah right I'll be long dead before my brain slows down enough to even notice a dam bird, if I make it 20 more years it sure ain't gonna be no sticking birds or bridges that get my attention". Funny how things turn out saiz the guy with NEVER AGAIN a skull and crossbones tattooed to the underside of his chin.



Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
Apr 2, 2014 - 08:21pm PT
One more near me.

Just South of the city center in Portland is the Sellwoood bridge. It is a major commuting bridge across the Wilamette.


Built in 1925, it needs to be replaced because they fell behind on maintenance ( it rates a ZERO on the federal structural safety scale) and because the West side bank creeps due to seismic issues.

So they moved the existing bridge to the side ( still has traffic) while they put a new bridge in it's place. The move happened in one day.



The new bridge currently under construction will look like this in the same spot:
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 2, 2014 - 08:26pm PT
hey there say, all... wow, i can see all the bridges now!...

say, marlow, neat smoking train, on that ol' bridge... very nice pic...

say, lorenzo? i think... wow, SCARY bridge with that 'modern train' on it... wow, :O

nice share, folks...
Sanskara

climber
Apr 2, 2014 - 08:29pm PT
That old bridge was waaaay better!

Shame we make everything outa crap these days!
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
Apr 2, 2014 - 08:37pm PT

Apr 2, 2014 - 05:26pm PT


say, lorenzo? i think... wow, SCARY bridge with that 'modern train' on it... wow, :O.

It is actually quite safe. It was built in the 30's by an American engineer named Albert Fontaine Maury and is currently the only rail connection across the Andes between Chile and Argentina. Current tourist traffic ends at the bridge.

Long term plans are to restore traffic to the Chillean coast for passengers, and to restore rail traffic across the Andes near Aconcagua.

The train goes across the viaduct at about 5 KPH, it is in the Puna, ( altiplano) one of the driest places on Earth. Rust isn't an issue.

The trip is cool. It goes by silver mines that date from pre-columbian times. Several of the mines the tracks service are still active.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Apr 2, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
Credit: FRUMY
By it's self not so special, but up in the Yukon it was beautiful.
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 2, 2014 - 10:44pm PT
“Save Our Bridge” Delegation Secures Support from Senate Budget Subcommittee to Restore Bridgeport Covered Bridge

March 26, 2014


Progress towards saving the Bridgeport Covered Bridge from collapse took an important step forward as state officials recommended approval of funds needed to restore and reopen the longest single span wooden covered bridge left in the world.

Nevada County Supervisor Hank Weston and David Anderson, President of the South Yuba River Park Association (SYRPA), testified to the Senate Budget Subcommittee in Sacramento last Thursday representing the “Save Our Bridge” Committee, a broad-based coalition of bridge advocates including SYRCL.

“Our community’s advocacy to save this iconic bridge is working,” said SYRCL Executive Director Caleb Dardick. “We applaud the State Senate Budget Subcommittee’s vote to allocate one million dollars from Proposition 84 funds for the bridge project. This is a major milestone that would not have been accomplished without the hundreds of calls and letters to the legislature. Now that we have their attention, we need to make sure the Assembly Subcommittee supports the bridge too.”

“The danger of losing the Bridgeport Bridge has attracted widespread support from the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, the City Councils of Grass Valley and Nevada City, the Truckee Town Council, local chambers of commerce, and civic and non-profit organizations; as well as widespread citizen support,” stated Nevada City Councilman Robert Bergman who coordinated efforts to secure resolutions of support from the three cities.

Supervisor Weston shared the Nevada County Board of Supervisors determination to see the project fully funded as soon as possible. “As you are fully aware, tourism is vital to the Nevada County area and we can’t afford to wait any longer while this project languishes. Should the State emerge from the drought with any significant rainfall, the river that this bridge crosses could rise and damage or even wash away this venerable and historic structure. Time is of the essence in this particular case,” Supervisor Weston testified.

In 2011, State Parks closed the Bridgeport Covered Bridge to pedestrian traffic after engineers found severe and unsafe structural problems. The engineers estimated it will cost over $1 million to restore this treasured State and National Landmark.

SYRCL and the “Save Our Bridge” Committee plan to return to the Capitol on April 23rd to testify in front of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee.

For more information about the campaign, visit: http://www.southyubariverstatepark.org/ or read article The Union 3.20.14: Local Bridgeport delegation heads to Sacramento
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Apr 3, 2014 - 12:26am PT
^^ Indeed. I been meaning to actually go snag a picture of the thing and throw it up here cause I don't believe it has been mentioned yet, but I guess I am lazy. "the longest clear span of any surviving covered bridge in the world." Pretty bridge.

the wikipedia photo will have to do.
Credit: kaholatingtong

labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 3, 2014 - 12:28am PT
I think I mentioned the covered bridge earlier in this thread. That's why I posted the update. I don't remember if pictures were posted.
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Apr 3, 2014 - 12:31am PT
ahh, I did kinda skim, apologies.
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 3, 2014 - 12:47am PT
I looked and cannot find it either. My apologies. Maybe I posted it to another thread. I'll look again...

Dingus,
Why have all your picture gone missing?

EDIT
It was another thread entirely. My apologies.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2347556&tn=0

Do you mean the covered bridge in Bridgeport? The South Yuba River State Park is a great place to visit. Unfortunately the maintenance of the bridge has not been kept up and it is now closed to even foot traffic. I read an article in the Sacramento Bee the other day where it stated that even a windstorm could bring it down at this point. I would be a real shame if we lose this bridge...

The Bridgeport Covered Bridge has the longest clear span of any surviving covered bridge in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgeport_Covered_Bridge

http://www.nevadacountygold.com/about/state-parks/south-yuba-river
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2014 - 10:19am PT
labrat the links were broke on my images when I selected the Photobucket option to scramble the link URL names. Sorry. The images are still there but the links are broke.

Knights Ferry, yesterday...


DMT
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Apr 7, 2014 - 05:08pm PT
This picture, not from wikipedia, gives a better since of the length of the span of the Bridgeport covered bridge.
Credit: kaholatingtong

And this is another local bridge, at Purdon Crossing, that has been recently retrofitted.
Credit: kaholatingtong

And to complete the local ancient bridge trifecta - Edwards Crossing, on the way ...
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Apr 7, 2014 - 05:10pm PT
Man here i was thinking i was gonna post the longest covered bridge and dingus finds one that looks bigger, hah! i guess bridgeport gets credit for longest "clear span" ( unsupported ?) bleh, frigging wording ...
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 06:21pm PT
No the Bridgeport bridge, I believe, is the longest single span covered bridge in America.

Here from Wikepedia
The Bridgeport Covered Bridge is located in Bridgeport, Nevada County, California, southwest of French Corral and north of Lake Wildwood. It is used as a pedestrian crossing over the South Yuba River. The bridge was designed by David Ingefield Wood, and built in 1862. Its lumber came from Plum Valley in Sierra County, California.[5] The bridge was closed to traffic in 2010 and pedestrians in 2011 due to deferred maintenance and "structural problems".[6]

The Bridgeport Covered Bridge has the longest clear span of any surviving covered bridge in the world.

I'll see if I can resuscitate my Bridgeport images.

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 06:24pm PT
Here's one


And some other bridges in the same folder








DMT
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:24pm PT


knights ferry "is home to the Knights Ferry Bridge, the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi at 330 feet (100 m) in length " compared to bridgeports Total length 233 feet or Longest span 208 feet " I only looked it up cause the knights ferry bridge looked way long, but has supports or w/e in the middle, so i guess its not a "clear span"

i only point all this out cause i grew up thinking bridgeport was simply "the longest covered bridge still up" or something, but it seems it really depends on their wording and how they classify it.

edit : seems i dont need to get a pic of edwards, you already got 1.

nice pictures thanks for the revival of them.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 06:27pm PT
Teach your children well










DMT
Dingus Milktoast

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U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
This one should be reposted to tractor thread too!


DMT
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 06:41pm PT
Thanks for the pictures and attempted clarifications :-)
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz CA
Apr 13, 2014 - 07:30pm PT
Dismantling of old Bay Bridge. Sailing under it yesterday was not permitted. This photo is from the ferry.
Dismantling of old Bay Bridge is starting.
Dismantling of old Bay Bridge is starting.
Credit: SC seagoat

Susan
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Apr 13, 2014 - 08:14pm PT
The newest bridge to span The Grand River.

Under the bridge.
Under the bridge.
Credit: The Larry
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 9, 2014 - 05:16pm PT
Hwy 140/Agua Fria Cr.
Hwy 140/Agua Fria Cr.
Credit: mouse from merced
Indian Gulch Rd./Bear Cr.
Indian Gulch Rd./Bear Cr.
Credit: mouse from merced
E.C. Bridge.
E.C. Bridge.
Credit: mouse from merced
The coolest!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
May 9, 2014 - 07:57pm PT
A very cool bridge:

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - May 11, 2014 - 03:46pm PT
More bridge debuilding!

For more than 50 years she was the workhorse of the San Francisco Bay. Now that the new bridge has assumed her role, she is being scrapped.

Scrapped!

But its an immensely curious thing, to see how they go about it...

























DMT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 11, 2014 - 07:05pm PT
They should have left the old Bay Bridge standing. It could have served as an alternative back-up in case a bad wreck or bomb threat or something closes the new bridge.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 11, 2014 - 07:49pm PT
You are aware of how much the upkeep would cost, right? Ferget it!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 11, 2014 - 07:54pm PT
Money's never been their concern.

They could have built three or four perfectly good bay bridges for the price paid for the new fancy one.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - May 11, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
No the old bridge is fatally flawed. When you drive by on the new span and see those old trusses up close? Some new coats of paint aren't going to fix her. Remember chaz, she failed when it counted and people died as a result of it.

The new span was designed to replace the old one, not preserve it.

DMT

ps. Its still bittersweet, damn it, to see her coming apart piece by piece. Can't just blow it all to hell like they did in the old days... :D
Banquo

climber
Amerricka
May 11, 2014 - 09:39pm PT
Took this one yesterday. The bridge at Sheep Crossing, North Fork of the San Joaquin River.

Edit - A SoYo photo and trip. This is close to Mammoth Mt. and Devil's Postpile. Actually east of Yosemite.

Sheep Crossing
Sheep Crossing
Credit: Banquo
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - May 11, 2014 - 09:44pm PT
Banquo!!!!

Nice.

DMT
Banquo

climber
Amerricka
May 11, 2014 - 09:48pm PT
DMT - great day yesterday. My daughter and I hiked down into the confluence of the North and Middle forks of the San Joaquin. Long, hard hike but a cool place very few have visited.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 19, 2014 - 07:11pm PT
Formerly cool bridge.
No idea what bridge this was.  Or what quake.
No idea what bridge this was. Or what quake.
Credit: mouse from merced
Doesn't look so hot, though.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 3, 2014 - 08:02pm PT
The "Swinging Bridge?"  WTF is that about?
The "Swinging Bridge?" WTF is that about?
Credit: mouse from merced
VERY LOW water under the bridge.
VERY LOW water under the bridge.
Credit: mouse from merced
Bridges come and go.  This one needs a coat of paint on its iron.  Can...
Bridges come and go. This one needs a coat of paint on its iron. Candy apple red! With flames!
Credit: mouse from merced
You go across first, okay?  I'm right behind you.
You go across first, okay? I'm right behind you.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yosemite Creek, February 2014, "the drought year."
Yosemite Creek, February 2014, "the drought year."
Credit: mouse from merced
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2014 - 05:15pm PT
The great dismantling continues...



DMT
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Jun 4, 2014 - 07:02pm PT
^^^^ Nice DMT. Although every time we sail under I don't really see that much progress in the dismantling.
Oops....
Oops....
Credit: SC seagoat

Susan
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 5, 2014 - 01:09am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Mouse

Bone voyagee, SC!