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  • Photo Assignment: Bridging the gap: Image Gallery of the World's Bridges.

    Photo Assignment: Bridging the gap: Image Gallery of the World's Bridges.

    I had a look and couldn't see a thread on bridges. So I thought it might be a good place to start with our counties own, the Humber Bridge.
    I do appreciate the architecture of bridges or large small.







    Last edited by SaintsFCFan; June 20th, 2009, 22:27.
    Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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    Öresundsbron

    What a great subject, and yes I know what you mean – it seems like this is something I sort of assumed we had as a thread but which I never quite got around to contributing to (rather like lighthouses though I realise we do have a thread for those!).
    Anyway I couldn’t resist posting at least something right away.
    So here is the Öresund bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark, as seen in a few photos I was able to locate quickly. They may not even be my better ones, for this is familiar territory for me over many years, and I am fairly sure that I must also have photographed the bridge in course of construction in pre-digital days. (Oh, I just came across a couple of lighthouses too – but you’ll have to wait for those!)




    The bridge as seen from the air when arriving at Kastrup airport, Copenhagen.


    Driving across the bridge.
    I have more frequently crossed it by train – the rail tracks are beneath the road.


    This photo could just as well have gone in the “view from hotel rooms” thread, though I don’t remember this room number in the Hilton at Copenhagen airport. From the Danish side a tunnel emerges onto an artificial island.




    Views of the bridge taken from the Swedish side.

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    • #3
      Oooh yep! I know this bridge well. I have lost count how many times I've travelled it. I'm not very comfortable in tunnels, so reaching Pepperholm (artificial island your thinking about), I was very relieved!
      I have never driven over Öresundbron, the landing into Kastrup can be fun though. Especially if it's a bit bumpy.
      There is a lovely reatraunt on the Swedish side of the bridge called Kajutan (Malmö Yacht Club's restaurant). It's nice in summer to have what they call a Plank dinner, while with a magnificent view of the bridge.
      Ah.... happy days.
      Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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      • #4
        Thanks for creating this thread! I was just thinking about making a thread for bridges less than 2-3 days ago.... you just beat me to it.

        This will be interesting....

        So all, go out photograph some bridges, old/new, small/ large and of all kinds and let's see how large a collection from around the world we can gather!
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        • #5
          Can it be that it was TWO MONTHS ago that I passed under the world's longest suspension bridge outside of Kobe, Japan???













          (see, I can stay on-topic!! )

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          • #6
            Fantastic photo's Elizabeth! I watched a documentry about the Akashi Kaikyo bridge a couple of months ago. I can only say the word astonishing, is the only word that fits this leviathan.
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            • #7
              Thanks E for those images of the AK bridge.... magnificent construction. I think I have also seen the documentary on Discovery Channel, about the building of it... quite impressive by all standards.
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              • #8
                Here is a very old bridge not far from me. This is Clumber Bridge, built & completed in 1759-60. Making it 250 years old. Part of outer rim of Sherwood Forest.



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                • #9
                  WAOW... now that is old engineering built to last. Imagine all the people who have crossed that bridge and all the vehicles, from horse carts to modern automobiles!
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                  • #10
                    Hmmn, apparently a few drivers hit the ballustrades on a weekly basis. Amazing how such an old bridge stands up to the 21st century.
                    Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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                    • #11
                      Forth bridges

                      Forth road bridge from the N Queensferry viewpoint.


                      and sailing below


                      Forth rail bridge from the viewpoint (with it's bandages on)

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                      • #12
                        Bandages? What is the story behind those?
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                        • #13
                          Ballachulish bridge



                          road bridge that replaced the ferry in 1975 and joins north and south Ballachulish, saving a longer trip round Loch Leven via Kinlochleven.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                            Bandages? What is the story behind those?
                            they keep painting it, year on year, and are not allowed to spill anything into the river.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Gaelsail View Post
                              road bridge that replaced the ferry in 1975 and joins north and south Ballachulish, saving a longer trip round Loch Leven via Kinlochleven.
                              Won't even try to pronounce that word.... Balla...schulish!
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