Seeing as I’ve just written about crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on my road trip, I thought I’d have a look at some other bridges I’ve encountered on my travels. From my hometown, here is Dublin‘s Beckett Bridge.
Just north of New York City on the Hudson Line is the legendary Sleepy Hollow, home to spooky graveyards and the Headless Horseman Bridge.
A rosy sunset over a bridge along Philadephia‘s Schuylkill River, on the way to 30th Street Station.
Are you ready to cross the bridge when you come to it? If you would like to join in the travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Bridges
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Looking forward to your post – remember, a bridge too far might just be worth the effort.
Great photos Ailsa, great connections!
Here are some more
I was expecting to see a photo of the halfpenny bridge, gotta be one of my all time favourite bridges! It used to scare the life outta me when I was a child!
Here’s mine; http://looneyatoms.com/2013/02/24/travel-theme-bridges-zuari-bridge-goa-india/ Thanks for the great challenge… could contribute about 100 entries to this, I take photos of bridges wherever I go!
Ah, the Ha’penny Bridge is one of my all time favourites, Barbara, I have many a shot of that big slice of Dublin history. Beautiful photo of the Zuari bridge and I loved your story about the first time you crossed it. 🙂
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Hi Ailsa, here’s mine
Ooh, Amsterdam, what a great city, Kavi, did you take a boat ride along the canals? 🙂
Yes I did…twas beautiful 🙂
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Great shots, Ailsa – and a fun topic – It turns out I have way more bridges than I could fit into one post – who knew? Anyway, here’s my effort: http://theretiringsort.com/2013/02/23/forward-across-the-bridge/
I’d have thought a person that lives near so much water might have more bridge photos, alas….not in my case!! 😀 Great collection TRS, love them!
Oh I love your bridges, TRS – especially the Highlands shots and the thought of the Hogwarts Express whizzing across those bridges! 🙂
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Great theme, Ailsa! http://travel-monkey.me/2013/02/23/ailsas-travel-theme-bridges/
Ooh, I did a happy dance when I saw the Regensburg bridge, I lived there for a little while, what a pretty little town. Thanks for bringing back the memory of my time there! 🙂
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I’m sure you’ll get many of these … http://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/a-bridge-over-calm-waters/
Oh but there can never be too many photos of Venice, what a spectacular place. Stunning shot, Lynne, the reflection is glorious. I want to drop everything and go there right now!
Lovely photos as usual, Ailsa! Here is my contribution, bridges from near and far:
Awww, great shots, Jennifer, that one of the little boy going over the Barrel Bridge is adorable! 🙂
🙂 I know.
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Hi Ailsa, thanks for the opportunity to share!!!
Here are my shots:
Oh so many wonderful bridges and all so different. The Petronas Towers skybridge is insane, great shot, and I love the camouflage bridge. The natural bridge gave me a good giggle, love it!
Thank you, I’m glad you like it! 😉
The Brooklyn Bridge as seen from the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade in Brooklyn Heights, NY. http://wp.me/pOicG-b1. Plus some Patty Duke Show trivia. 🙂
You can never have too much Patty Duke Show trivia 🙂 Lovely shot of the promenade, Beth! xxx
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Great Theme Ailsa – my photo library is overloaded with bridges …. Here’s my post
Lovely photos, Alien Shores, and so many of them – I can tell you’re a bridge afficionado! I love the look of that Richmond Bridge in Tasmania, there’s something terribly alluring about the gentle curves and wonderful colour.
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Oops, this link doesn’t seem to be working, can you check to see if it published correctly?
here are my bridges…. http://talkerhuge.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/travel-theme-bridges/
I loved the bridges. The cars at Beckett’s Bridge (I thought) added to the photo.
Your summary sentence – “Are you ready to cross the bridge when you come to it?” was very good and something worth thinking and writing about.
I expanded on a post in 2011 about watching a bridge being lowered and put a great many more photos into the gallery.
Have a good week!
Hi Nancy, I love your post, I’ve never actually seen a bridge being put in place, how fun that you got to witness it. That first photo is gorgeous, I love the simple lines it it. xxx
Thanks for the compliment!
What another great travel theme. I got a little carried away on this post. But as a Civil Engineer, what can I say? I like bridges and they make great subjects to photograph. So here is my collection of the bridges of the world. Enjoy the trip.
Wow, Daniel, those are some brilliant bridges, and I love the write up you gave about each of them, how wonderful. The Wushan Yangtze River Bridge is really impressive, and that Inca Bridge gave me the shivers just thinking about walking along it. Amazing post, I loved every minute of it!
Thanks, it was a great theme. I would love to have see the Wushan bridge before the Three Gorges Dam was completed and it created the reservoir. The bridge was much higher above the river level.
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I have added my favorite walking bridge in Chattanooga to your theme this week. Thanks for the inspiration!
Ooh, how beautiful, sonoshu6293, that top photo is particularly lovely with that amazing sky and the wonderful old steam boat, terribly evocative. 🙂
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Love your photo of the Becket Bridge and all the incredible responses.
Yes, there have been some amazing responses to this theme, Anna Marie. Your shot of the Ponte Vittorio is gorgeous with such lovely reflections, but that little monkey rope bridge stole my heart. Too cute!
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It’s very interesting. These are my bridges…
Beautiful shots, Aan, that stone bridge in Sleman, Yogyakarta is wonderful. xxx
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So enjoyed finding some bridgey type photos in my collection and added to my history knowledge when I posted some photo descriptions. Thanks for inspiring us. Keep up the great challenges. If you want to take a look: http://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/travel-theme-bridges/
Lovely photos, I especially love the angle of your shot of Chapel Bridge, Lucerne. xxx
Coming from you, that is a big compliment! I did search for a good angle, but time was short.
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Nice theme. Here are a few bridges I’ve come across recently http://elainemcnulty.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/travel-theme-bridges/
Ooh, the Bronte Bridge is fabulous, Elaine, and I love that snow-covered bridge near where you live! xxx
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I love your first shot Ailsa. You must have been in a great place to get it 🙂
We have many bridges criss crossing the HuangPu River here in Shanghai. Check them out here.
Haha, I was actually hanging out the window of a car, CTB! I love your photos and I adore the bridge names too, they’re amazing!
I wish I knew what the bridge names meant… they do sound kind of funny.
Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Great theme and wonderful pictures (:
Here are some of my favorite bridges: http://mannalexandra.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/travel-theme-bridges/
Aww, that small bridge in Singapore is adorable! 🙂
Thank you so much (:
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Here I am !! My bridges en masse ! I’ve crossed a few – many of which I have been pleasantly surprised to have stayed standing until I got to the other side 🙂
Yikes! That rickety old bridge in Vietnam is scary and hella cool at the same time, I love it!
I know I know ! Whilst my friends ran to jump on it, I ran the other way….. and took a photo haha 😉
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What an excellent theme! I saw it on someone else’s blog and loved it. I’ll definitely be joining in… just need to decide which of my many bridge photos to include!
Just saw your bridges post, bev, that little house/bridge in Delft is way too cute and oh, yes, Venice is the most wonderful place to take bridge photos! So glad you joined in!
The Dublin bridge looks great and not what I would expect from Dublin. Here’s my favourite bridge shot:
Dublin is an odd mix of the very old and the fiercely modern, there are plenty of ancient bridges around too! I love your photo, it looks like some great monster out of War of the Worlds or something. Gulp.
My very first time :
Hurray, welcome to the weekly travel themes, samokan, so glad you joined in, and what lovely photos, that top one is really pretty with all the blue light, and wow, that bottom bridge, the Kintaikyo, is amazing! xxx
Thank you, looking forward for the next theme 🙂
It’s already out, samokan – this week it’s roads. The new travel themes come out every Friday xxx
Oh yeah I forgot, yes I joined that one too 🙂
cool! I’m still working through the bridges theme, but look forward to seeing your roads entry, yaay. xxx
Here are my bridges of uncertainty and change 🙂
Oh Seonaid, what a beautiful post, so many lovely bridges, that poem is fantastic and I love your prose too. Really enjoyed this! xxx
Thanks so much Ailsa. You always post such inspiring topics, and this one really got my creative juices flowing 🙂
Thanks so much Ailsa, I’ve been finding your challenges very inspiring, and this one really got my creative juices flowing 🙂 thanks for coming up with such great themes each week. Xx
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