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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„.

Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs/AR [1]   Leave a comment

Bathhouse Row, part of the Hot Springs National Park, is well worth visiting: a pleasant stroll in the middle of this city.

Bathhouse Row

Bathhouse Row

For more about Bathhouse Row, check out my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 3 (Afternoon and Evening) [Hot Springs/AR]“ in 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:

Old Frisco Trail

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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Through a Green Tunnel   2 comments

A gorgeous day on the Old Frisco Trail between Poteau and Wister in eastern Oklahoma:

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Old Frisco Trail

For more about this beautiful bicycling-day and the Old Frisco Trail check out my other blog, Pit’s Fritztown News, @ RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 2 [Old Frisco Trail, between Poteau/OK and Wister/OK].

UCM Museum – Tammany Trace, Louisiana   4 comments

When I was asked what they show here at the UCM [= You See (Th)em] museum in Abita Springs/Louisiana on the Tammany (bicycle) Trace, I could answer in just one short word: „junk“.  😉

Als ich einmal gefragt wurde, was man hier im UCM [steht für „You See (Th)em“] Museum in Abita Springs/Louisiana auf dem Tammany Trace, einem Radweg, sehen kann, konnte ich in einem kurzen Wort antworten, „Gerümpel“.

UCM Museum

Junk Rules

Veröffentlicht Dienstag, August 11, 2015 von Pit in bicycling, Louisiana, Travel, USA

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