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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!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 6, 2014 - 05:33am PT
My God walks on water...don't need no stinkin' britches.
My God walks on water...don't need no stinkin' britches.
Credit: mouse from merced
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2014 - 04:52pm PT






DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2014 - 06:13am PT
Antelope Valley, West Walker River..... (this is the river what almost kilt cragman back in the flood of 97) ((thanks cragman!))

She's a beauty. You can see it from hwy 395 if you have quick eyes.


Obviously well cared for.


Wooden braces.


Bucolic scene


Geometry! The woodwork in the arches is fantastic!


This ain't no wienie roast bridge you know!


Its a really nice spot.


Looks like a drought year trickle!


DMT
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 26, 2014 - 08:42pm PT
Flood was January 2, 1997.....that's a date I will never forget. : /

Matt Thomsen

Big Wall climber
Places
Jun 26, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
O&W bridge, Big South Fork, TN
O&W bridge, Big South Fork, TN
Credit: Matt Thomsen

New River Gorge Bridge, WV
New River Gorge Bridge, WV
Credit: Matt Thomsen
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jun 27, 2014 - 05:39pm PT
Credit: A proud pic from my friend Ryan Mcdonell
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2014 - 10:38pm PT
The City and the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge
The City and the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 4, 2014 - 04:05am PT
How cantilevers work.
How cantilevers work.
Credit: mouse from merced
Happy Firth of Forth.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2014 - 02:23pm PT






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the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jul 11, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
Credit: the Fet

Foresthill - Auburn. The scale of this bridge reminds me of a skyscaper. So much steel and concrete.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2014 - 02:31pm PT
Scary walk over the American River ;D

The Deconstruction continues


DMT
Fletcher

Gym climber
A very quiet place
Jul 13, 2014 - 08:49am PT
Stonecutter's Bridge in Hong Kong (Kowloon side) on way to Chek Lap Kok Airport. One more ride over it tomorrow for a while. Not enough, so will have to return again.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2014 - 08:57am PT


DMT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 23, 2014 - 07:46am PT


Swinomish Channel. Anacortes, WA
perswig

climber
Jul 26, 2014 - 03:30am PT
^^ Nice turnstile, Chaz.



Floating the Kennebec.





How many can you see?

Three extant, one just a memory.






Dale
perswig

climber
Jul 26, 2014 - 03:45am PT
Forgot this one, up by Blue Hill.
Built to last.







Dale
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jul 26, 2014 - 05:54am PT
Credit: ed
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 2, 2014 - 04:34am PT
RR bridge on Bear Creek leading out into the boonies near Montpelier a...
RR bridge on Bear Creek leading out into the boonies near Montpelier and Riverbank, Stanislaus County. The other tracks are the SP, freight moving north.
Credit: mouse from merced
Bear Creek, Merced. "Business 99" bridges, north & south bound.  And f...
Bear Creek, Merced. "Business 99" bridges, north & south bound. And flotsam.
Credit: mouse from merced
The second shot is viewed from the bridge in the first shot.

This spot on the creek has two highway bridges and two RR bridges. When I was a boy in the sixties we knew the area downstream toward the Freeway 99 crossing was the HOBO JUNGLE!!!! Bogey men and rapists abounded there, we were told.

I'd set up my camera tripod on the RR bridge, shooting the sunset last night.

A man came up behind me in a friendly manner. He said that he had been cleaning up the debris washed against the bridge that day and for many days prior and he told me of his work. But he failed to tell me, and I did not think to ask, what he did with the trash.

His story included the turtles, and how they had to crawl out of the water and over the reef that was forming from all the trash build-up.
Then there was his story about a five pound bass some lucky bank fisherman had caught downstream last week.

There are no more salmon runs on Bear Creek, according to this denizen of the bamboo thickets. The man lives down there in the Jungles someplace, I'm assuming. His skin was scorched to the tone of Roger Brown's skin, the bolt replacement volunteer in the Ditch. He did not say and I did not ask.

He should know, I suppose, about the salmon, but I recall that in the early 80s I was able to see salmon running much further upstream in two spots that were very shallow out by the McKee bridge.
Looking downstream from the spur line bridge to the SP bridge.
Looking downstream from the spur line bridge to the SP bridge.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking west.
Looking west.
Credit: mouse from merced
This set of bridges may not be "cool" but they are utilitarian in the extreme. The spur line gets quite a lot of traffic and served the steel drum plant where I slaved for ten years.

I had a lot of time to think about the number of bridges that we have here just on Bear Creek alone. It's quite an impediment to auto traffic, poor babies. If people got out and walked a bit more (who am I kidding?) they might not use their cars as much. Duh! And they might appreciate that every litter bit hurts and that someone has to pick it up.

See you at Facelift at the bridge?

MFM



Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Aug 2, 2014 - 05:27am PT

7-Ton Pontoon Bridge over Chattahoochee River, Ft. Benning, GA, July 1939
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