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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




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