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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.

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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:

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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„.

 

Part of the Old Route 66   11 comments

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, crossing the Mississippi above-river of St. Louis, linking Missouri and Illinois. In the olden days the famous Route 66 lead  over it, and today it’s part of the fantastic (bicycling-) trails in the vicinity of St. Louis:

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Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Missouri Side

For more about my day on the trails around St. Louis/MO and Collinsville/IL, and about these fantastic rail trails, check out  „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7“

in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Not Too Trustworthy a Bridge: Close-Up   Leave a comment

I liked the way the decaying railway ties of this „bridge“ looked:

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Firewood and Scrap Steel?

For more about Hot Springs Creek Greenway check out my post „Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail“ on my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News“.

Veröffentlicht Montag, Dezember 12, 2016 von Pit in Architektur, bridges

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Not Too Trustworthy a Bridge   4 comments

I’m glad that the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail doesn’t lead across THAT bridge! Well, there’s no longer any railway traffic either. Luckily!

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What a Decrepit Bridge!

For more about Hot Springs Creek Greenway check out my post „Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail“ on my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News“.

Bridges [2]   Leave a comment

Another – this time quite colourful – bridge on the Old frisco Trail:

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What a Colourful Bridge!

For more about the „Old Frisco „Trail“ check my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 2 [Old Frisco Trail, between Poteau/OK and Wister/OK]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

 

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, November 27, 2016 von Pit in Architektur, bicycling, bridges, Oklahoma, Old Frisco Trail, Sports, Travel, USA

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Bridges [1]   Leave a comment

This bridge on the Old Frisco Trail is still serviceabl, but will need soe repair soon, I think:

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Old Trestle Bridge

For more about the „Old Frisco „Trail“ check my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 2 [Old Frisco Trail, between Poteau/OK and Wister/OK]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Veröffentlicht Samstag, November 26, 2016 von Pit in Architektur, bicycling, bridges, Oklahoma, Old Frisco Trail, Sports, Travel, USA

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Bridge over Untroubled Water   10 comments

I know I’ve published this before, but still …

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South Grape Creek, Gillespie County

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, Februar 28, 2016 von Pit in bridges, creeks, Hill Country, nature, Texas

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