Three Sister Bridges history here
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
SINGER SONGWRITER-Sue Gartland (Ford Fairlaine link)
Ready to lace up the panels for Knit the Bridge
Kevin and Kat were married on the Three Rivers Queen and there are numerous shots with various bridges in their wedding highlights.
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
West End Bridge
Hot Metal Bridge Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness
Rankin Bridge over the Monongahela River
Barge on the Monongahela River
Bicycles on Smithfield Bridge
Tenth Street Bridge from South Side
Roberto Clemente Bridge
Artist Bill Pfahl paints the 16th Street Bridge in 2011
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
Ft Pitt Bridge upon arriving into the city from the tunnel
40th Street Bridge State Seals
The city of Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington (elevation 6,289) just before sunset, Monday evening.
Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge
and a big nod to Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the sculpture garden- Walker Art Center The spoon weighs 5,800 pounds the cherry 1,200 pounds. I saw this sculpture when we visited Matthew when he was a student at Macalester College in St. Paul. It came to mind when I was thinking about photographing a cherry on top for the weekly photo challenge.
And the cell phone shots below to compare which I thought looked better than the good camera.
Self-assignment: Return to the same place and take another photograph.
Did you ever see two photographs where you are to spot the differences?
Photographed December 2010 Where the Rivers Meet (note the Christmas Tree at the Point)
View of the Monongahela River and skyline from Grandview Avenue. (Stef, do you think it is smiing?)
See the path where the tug pusning the barges has cut through the ice?
Duquesne Incline in the snow. A path left where the tug and barge cut through the rivers.
Three Rivers Stadium and the Ohio River
School got called off so I went to take some photographs on the way home.
1degree and -16 windchill. I didn’t stay long with my cameras.
My friends Deb and Sy live downstream along the Ohio River. They emailed me the cell phone photos they took at eye level as the tug cut through frozen Ohio River ice
From the archives-
The sky color grabbed my eye. The painterly quality of the Allegheny River. Lights reflected are a favorite of mine.
You can’t have Pittsburgh city shots without plenty of bridges.
And lit at night? Always satisfying to find the skyline in different moods from different vantage points.
While seeking photographs of my grandson Michael (his sister Anna is going to create a story board) for his First Holy Communion Party on Saturday, I found these two Pittsburgh night photos.
If you’ve been a blog follower for a time you may have seen these two photos from October 2011
Atop the Ferris Wheel. The sign said Do Not Rock Cars.
No kidding, but Jack (6) my grandson would have loved to rock the car when we were stopped at the top!
Mr. George Washington Gale Ferris although born in Illinois founded a company to test metals for railroads and bridges- G.W. G. Ferris in Pittsburgh PA. Mr Ferris lived on the North Side and died in Mercy Hospital Pittsburgh of typhoid fever.