Homestead Grays Bridge Reflection

Along the Monongahela River.

The thin white tree branch over the dark trunk seemed to connect the bridge reflection in the river. Tie it together.

I photographed this image earlier in the week.

But-we’re not talking about the weather or what it’s doing outside my window right now.

It’s winter for certain.

Neville Island Night Lights on the Ohio River

The retirement party at our friend’s home on Neville Island began in early afternoon but the barges and tugs went by into the night. Both directions!

Lots of drama to watch. Multiple freight trains on the opposite bank blew their train whistles.

See the powerful blue light the Captain was shining down river to illuminate a buoy in the middle of the river?  Neville Island Bridge is in the background.


Centerpieces with tiny white lights and fishing accessories glowed like lanterns.



Here you can see the dark barges being pushed by the tug as they approach the bridge.IMG_1673.JPG



IMG_1657.JPGIMG_1639.JPGIMG_1699.JPGIMG_1736IMG_1683The bonfire kept us warm and warded off the increasing damp chill as the sun disappeared. Skipping the photo my friend took of me devouring a gooey s’more.


IMG_1687.JPGHappy Retirement, Sy


Something there is that does love a bridge

Something there is that does love a bridge

The Pittsburgh Bridges galleries from the past two days have evoked a tremendous response from blog viewers. The views today add more weather and some are taken from the river while on the Ducky Tour or the wedding below.

Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress really unleashed so many of the BRIDGE photos I’ve taken.   And finding so many images with bridges makes me realize I have taken bridges for granted.

And my friend V is right about the photos- people respond to the the bridge structures, NOT the sunsets taken from a bridge.

Smithfield Bridge in the snow

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Pickle Bridge 718



SINGER SONGWRITER-Sue Gartland  (Ford Fairlaine link)

Sue Gartland 716

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Railroad Bridge Allegheny 715

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Ready to lace up the panels for Knit the Bridge


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Kevin and Kat were married on the Three Rivers Queen and there are numerous shots with various bridges in their wedding highlights.


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Pittsburgh Bridges Gallery 2

Bridge is the Weekly Photo Challenge.

I think I have enough bridge photographs to last all week. You’ve seen them before if you follow the blog.

In fact, I might get out and shoot some more bridges not part of my collection-yet.


Tenth Street Bridge Lit up for Tom Cruise Movie

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Birmingham Bridge




Hot Metal Bridge     Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness


Rankin Bridge over the Monongahela River



Barge on the Monongahela River

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Tenth Street Bridge from South Side


Roberto Clemente Bridge


Artist Bill Pfahl paints the 16th Street Bridge in 2011

I Live in the City of Bridges

Pittsburgh is the City of Bridges 

We have 446 of them

What a perfect challenge for the week, thanks to Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Here are some pictures from my archives

You can see seven bridges in this aerial shot


On the Allegheny in Winter


Homestead Grays Bridge


Roberto Clemente Bridge after a baseball game



Down on the Ohio River

McArdle Roadway above Cupples Field Southside


Railroad Bridge from the Convention Center


Ninth Street Bridge on the Allegheny

Ft Pitt Bridge upon arriving into the city from the tunnel

40th Street Bridge State Seals

Knit the Bridge 7th Street Bridge- Andy Warhol Bridge


Panther Hollow Padlocks

West End Bridge

Roberto Clemente Bridge

Roberto Clemente Bridge From the Renaissance Hotel







One Word Friday


Needed a title for this graffiti on a bridge down by the Monongahela. One Word Friday seemed appropriate as I couldn’t post it for Wordless Wednesday.

Just wondering who was motivated and took the time to write this on the bridge.

I don’t think it is a band.