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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:

photo not found
Missing photo ID#279558

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
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