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Cincinnati Views #5   4 comments

On opening on December 1, 1866, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, spanning the Ohio River between Cincinnati, OH, and Covington/KY, was the longest suspension bridge in the world at 1,057 feet (322 m) main span.

Cincinnati Ansichten #5

Die John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, eine Hängebrücke über den den Ohio zwischen Cincinnati, Ohio und Covington, Kentucky, war bei ihrer Eröffnung am 1. Dezember 1866  mit einer Spannweite von 322 Metern (1057 Fuß) die längste Hängebrücke der Welt.


John E. Roebling Suspension Bridge

For more about John A. Roebling, check out Wikipedia.

Mehr über John August Roebling in Wikipedia.

Cincinnati Views #4   4 comments

The Smale Riverfront Park, the John E. Roeblein Suspension Bridge, the Ohio and Licking Rivers, and the suburb of Covington/KY as seen from the viewing platform of the Carew Tower, during our „Nati in a Nutshell“ tour [read the full description here: „RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 12„], hosted by Cincinnati Urban Adventures:

Cincinnati Ansichten #4

Der Smale Riverfront Park, die John E. Roeblein Suspension Bridge, der Ohio und der Licking River, und der Vorort Covington/Kentucky, gesehen von der Aussichtsplattform des Carew Towers, während unserer „Nati in a Nutshell“ Tour [der ausführliche Bericht findet sich hier: „RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Tag 12„], durchgeführt von Cincinnati Urban Adventures:


Cincinnati from Above

Cincinnati Views #3   10 comments

Cincinnati-Ansichten #3


Cincinnati from Above

Tallulah Gorge and Bridge: A Closer Look   19 comments

Tallulah Schlucht und Brücke: eine Ansicht aus der Nähe

Tallulah Gorge and Bridge

Tallulah Gorge and Bridge

Tallulah Gorge: Deep Down, the River and the Bridge   6 comments

Tallulah Gorge: weit unten in der Tiefe, der Fluss und die Brücke

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Tallulah Gorge

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge – Missouri   12 comments

On our drive from Collinsville/Il to Hermann/MO during our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ we went somewhat out of our way to see the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge:


Sandy Creek Covered Bridge

For more about that day and the bridge check out my other blog here: RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 9 [St. Louis/MO – Hermann/MO]

Veröffentlicht Montag, August 7, 2017 von Pit in Architektur, bridges, creeks, Herbst, Missouri, nature, Travel, USA

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St. Louis/MO Bridges – Continued   14 comments

It’s quite a while since I last published any of my pictures from our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ in October last year. So I really need to continue. Here’s a picture of Eads Bridge. We passed underneath it on our 2-hour cruise of the waterfron to St. Louis.

Eads Bridge

Eads Bridge, St. Louis/MO

This picture has been edited, I must admit, both with ACDSee Ultimate 9 [for a light equalizer] and with easyHDR [for enhancement of details], but I think this brings out the fine metal structure very well, even if it does look a tad artificial.

Under the Bridge – Half Way, That Is   Leave a comment

McKinley Bridge, St. Louis/MO – the bridge we also pedalled across:

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McKinley Bridge, St. Louis/MO

For more information about that bridge check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [McKinley Bridge Bikeway]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News“.

Veröffentlicht Freitag, Februar 24, 2017 von Pit in Architektur, bridges, Cities & Towns, Missouri, St. Louis/MO, Travel, USA

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Now That’s a Big Harp   3 comments

Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, St. Louis/MO

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Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

For more information about our day in St. Louis check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 8 [ St. Louis]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News“.

Veröffentlicht Donnerstag, Februar 23, 2017 von Pit in Architektur, bridges, Cities & Towns, Missouri, St. Louis/MO, Travel, USA

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Dogleg Bridge   2 comments

As mentioned in my previous posting, the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is quite unique as it has a dogleg [20-degree bend] right in the middle:


A Bridge with a Dogleg

The reason for this unique feature: the planners had to allow for

  • a 90-degree angle for barges passing underneath, directly into or with the flow of the Mississippi, and
  • putting the foundations on solid rock.

For more information about this bridge check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [ Old Chain of Rocks Bridge]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.


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