Under the Bridge

Homestead Grays Bridge, built in 1936, was formerly called the Homestead High Level Bridge. I Pulled into a parking space to shoot the underbelly Wednesday night. The blue light against the night sky. The bridge spans the Monongahela River but this part is over the Waterfront shopping area.

“It is notable as the first bridge to incorporate the Wichert Truss, which uses a quadrilateral shape over each support, into its design. This made the truss statically determinate, so that forces in the structural members could be calculated.” Wikipedia

A 2017 blog post I did of bridges going over the Monongahela shows a different view of this same bridge.

Fireworks on the Fourth

I had a nice birthday and finished up the day watching fireworks from the front porch. Right across the street, shot from the baseball field. A beautiful summer night with lightning bugs too.

A short video of fireworks across the street.

It was quite a display seen from my front porch
Front porch view
From the baseball field

Snail Mail

It’s a delight to find personal mail in the mailbox. Thanks to friends and family for mailing these thoughtful birthday cards. H

ow about the 3-D stove my sister sent?

Of course no more USPS mail delivery on the actual July 4th holiday today

Happy to celebrate my birthday today.

Lilies in the Backyard

They’ve returned again this year, untended. There was a big thunderstorm storm last night so I’m glad I photographed them before the pelting rain did them in. I’m amazed how they come back again and again. They don’t seem to mind the surrounding weeds.