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Bridges, Arches, Columns, Tunnels and Walls

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 03:01 pm
Sorry, I see I started to reply to much older posts. I'll stop that, but now I want to re-look at the whole thread and will. Not all at once, though.
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 04:42 pm
@vonny,
When we lived in Switzerland I met a Swiss lady who just like me did not like heigths. I thought it was just from the flatland. No even in mountian area it happens.
vonny
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2015 02:32 pm
@saab,
I have no fear of heights, but I'm not so sure about novelty bridges like the following -
People walk on the aerial corridor at a tea park in Xuan'en County, Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hubei Province


http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03536/potd-bridge_3536855k.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2015 03:01 pm
This is an open railway bascule bridge over the river Ems (close to Weener, Lower Saxony, Germany), with a bicycle lane, pedestrians can use it as well.
http://i65.tinypic.com/k0in1k.jpg

Even biggest cruise ships can pass it (there's the Meyer shipbuilding company down the river at Papenburg)
http://i67.tinypic.com/2f057h4.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/2hcm349.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2015 03:02 pm
@Walter Hinteler,

It must be open, though. And it wasn't three weeks ago - neither the captain nor the pilot noticed it ...
http://i68.tinypic.com/25jvbpv.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/swtg89.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2015 03:03 pm
At least a brigde which I would not mind to cross.

Wishing you a nice new zears eve to-morrow
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saab
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2015 03:04 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Just as I said I wouldn´t mind to cross that bridge zou come with a picture like that. Thanks a lot - still have a nice time.
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saab
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2015 03:05 pm
@vonny,
Bz the waz how is tthe weather where you are.
I feel so sorry for all the people who have been flooded just now for the holidays. So sad
vonny
 
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Reply Thu 31 Dec, 2015 09:59 am
@saab,
I'm one of the lucky ones - here in the South-East it's relatively dry. As for the rest of the country - dreadful floods - some people have had their homes and businesses flooded up to three times in the past month!

But residents won't give up - here a woman still cleans the inside window of her wine bar as floodwaters rise halfway up the window in York after the the rivers Foss and Ouse burst their banks

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/12/28/23/2FA5ED0800000578-0-image-m-15_1451344664221.jpg

and neighbours help out with sandbags

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03536/flood-york_3536226k.jpg
vonny
 
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Reply Thu 31 Dec, 2015 10:28 am
People walk across a pedestrian bridge during a snow storm in Fredericton, Canada.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03538/potd-bridge_3538137k.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Thu 31 Dec, 2015 10:32 am
@vonny,
I wish a New Year´s Eve with dry feet and a Happy New Year
vonny
 
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Reply Thu 31 Dec, 2015 10:36 am
@saab,
Happy New Year to you too, Saab - and to all at A2K. Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016.

http://images.publicradio.org/content/2009/12/29/20091229_happy_new_year_33.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jan, 2016 03:20 pm
A surfer rides a wave, churned by a winter storm, breaking underneath the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03543/potd-surfer_3543112k.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jan, 2016 05:04 pm
@vonny,
Now there's a strong photograph. Thanks for posting it.
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vonny
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 02:39 pm
The newly erected foot bridge crossing the M62 in Liverpool, England.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03557/POTD_A-lady-walks-_3557869k.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 03:09 pm
@vonny,
Very interesting - I would have guessed it was a bridge to a museum of modern art. I like it.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 04:21 pm
I dont know whether it been posted but this is the Kinzua RR bridge in NW Pa. It blew down in a storm about 7 years ago

     http://sites.psu.edu/wcc5043/wp-content/uploads/sites/2434/2013/04/732PaKinzuaBridge.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2016 01:25 pm
Chinese workers install the first pane of glass on the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge under construction over the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in central China's Hunan Province.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03561/potd-glass-bridge_3561060k.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2016 03:22 pm
@vonny,
Try to find some pictures of the Grand Canyon of hunan. Its some of the most spectacular scenery in a limestone basin in the world. I was there in the 90's an did a geotech survey of the rock for some (undisclosed) construction that would happen ten years later (and this was it I guess) . I was sickened by the way they treated their naturql heritage features. Building this bridge is a real stupid "tourist trap"
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saab
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2016 08:37 am
http://www.augensound.de/l47546-landschafts-_naturfotografie-steinbruecke.jpg
 

 
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