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Bridges, Arches, Columns, Tunnels and Walls

 
 
saab
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 03:47 pm

Here you can listen to Under the Bridges of Paris
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6paByA6wBSE
http://www.avancemang.se/System/ImageArchive/Image_43526.jpg
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timur
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 04:00 pm
Bridge and tunnel:

http://img.xcitefun.net/users/2012/09/304743,xcitefun-resund-bridge-2.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 04:15 pm
The Müngsten Bridge near Solingen (highest steel railroad bridge in Germany) with the human powered transporter bridge below it

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zpsb90f3071.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 04:57 pm
Bridge of new ill repute: the addition to the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Don't get me started - the SF Chronicle has chronicled the shortcomings. The least shortcoming, compared to apparent poor decision making by the builders re parts substitutions, is that I find it ugly in some photos, not to mention there is no sense to it with regard to the other part of the bridge. Lots of clamour going on in the Bay area about the safety shortcomings. It's a vital bridge.

recent article from the Sacramento Bee:
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/26/6192562/caltrans-says-critics-of-broken.html?storylink=lingospot_related_articles

http://media.sacbee.com/smedia/2014/01/23/13/10/HPGnP.Xl.91.jpeg
Laura A. Oda / Bay Area News Group/MCT
Morning commuters make their way across the new eastern half of the Bay Bridge in Oakland.

http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/23/44/54/5131061/5/628x471.jpg

Like many before me, I love the Golden Gate Bridge. One of my "hundred year old" aunt's brothers worked on it when it was being built. But that's not why I love it - I've always found it a joy to ride across, a beauty thrill, and I've crossed it a lot. On the other hand, I was never a commuter to the city. But I also didn't mind the Bay Bridge, despite the traffic jams to get on to it that I used to experience.

I may be wrong about the ugly part, as I haven't driven it - it's a first impression.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 05:11 pm
@ossobuco,
The Golden Gate, crossing SF Bay -

http://www.history.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/golden-gate-wide.jpg

The Pacc and me at Crissy Field, Golden Gate in background. Damn, what a ladylike pose.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/ossopaccoatCrissyField2003086.jpg
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 05:25 pm
Not a picture, but something rather sad, and quite outrageous.

Quote:
IT'S nearly 2,000 years old and for hundreds of years it shielded residents from invading barbarians.

So last November, when archaeologists unearthed the remains of a Roman wall in the heart of Winchester, plans for 14 new homes were put on ice to allow for excavation of the site.

Now it has emerged that the ancient piece of history could be smashed up and used as filler for the foundations of the new houses.


http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11072441.Newly_unearthed_Roman_remains__could_be_used_as_foundations_for_new_homes_/
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 05:28 pm
Here are some of the Medieval walls in my home town of Southampton.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/Southampton_-_mur_medieval_02.JPG

That's Westquay shopping centre in the background.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 07:21 pm
@izzythepush,
gahhhhhh.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 07:23 pm
Thanks, interesting, izzy. I'd say beautiful but not quite. I get you have not all that much land and layers of history.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 08:03 pm
@ossobuco,
edit - I get you have not a giant land and do have layers of history. I misspoke, bad wording.
raprap
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 08:14 pm
New River Gorge Bridge in West, by Gawd, Virginia.

This is a bridge jumping bridge--its 900 feet over the New River. Every Day someone jumps off of this bridge, and once a year there's a bridge jumping day.

Or you can use the catwalk.

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/2086422.jpg

http://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/images/web_bridgefromLongPoint_long_1.jpg

http://www.gorges-to-visit.com/images/basejumpnrgb.jpg

http://old.post-gazette.com/images4/20060908gorgeap6_450.jpg

http://media.cleveland.com/travel_impact/photo/8966921-large.jpg

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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 08:20 pm
Joshua Chamberlain Bridge

Bangor Maine
http://static.bangordailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/10023421_H10310805-600x361.jpg

Hikers raise $27,000 to support Bangor Area Homeless Shelter
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/04/14/news/bangor/hikers-raise-27000-to-support-bangor-area-homeless-shelter/
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raprap
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 08:30 pm
The Eads Bridge in St Louis, the Arch in the background. This is the bridge that made the West possible. This is the first place where the railroads crossed the Mississippi and made St Louis the gateway.

http://www.cityprofile.com/forum/attachments/missouri/2454-st.-louis-eadsbr1.jpg

The 1875 Eads

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/Eads_Bridge_1875.jpg/220px-Eads_Bridge_1875.jpg

100th Anniversary

http://imgcdn.geocaching.com/benchmark/5914d6d8-4ecf-488b-aac5-091093f85e80.jpg

Rap
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 10:40 pm
@RexRed,
Rex: The National Capitol Columns located at the United States ...

Did they run out of money after the foundation work?
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raprap
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 10:51 pm
Nada Tunnel in Nada, Kentucky--one of the nicest tunnels--the Nada Tunnel takes you out of the Red River into Nada.

http://members.iglou.com/perkins/newkpf/2002_06/0522.jpg

http://kristinabraham.com/KY%20Nada%20tunnel.jpg

http://rvdreams.smugmug.com/photos/82896347-S.jpg

Rap
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 16 Mar, 2014 01:09 am
Berlin Wall being buildt
http://kdeutsch.voila.net/berlinermauer5.jpg
raprap
 
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Reply Sun 16 Mar, 2014 01:24 am
@saab,
The Berlin Wall being torn down

http://cdn.lightgalleries.net/4d94b54a4bef7/images/berlin15-1.jpg

Rap
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 16 Mar, 2014 01:28 am
@saab,
Now there's a photo. Ordinary in the doing, and chilling in the extreme.

So ironic with the coca cola sign.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 16 Mar, 2014 01:29 am
@raprap,
Yes!


In the meantime, I should add that as a US citizen I am not at all for a border wall. (don't get me going).
saab
 
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Reply Sun 16 Mar, 2014 02:00 am
@ossobuco,
http://sm-cdn.gotamedia.se/kb/fe1c2be99c855b3da6533e955557d197/704/396/archive/01080/sy79d2b6_jpg_1080242a.jpg
 

 
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