Travel theme: Bridges

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.

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Just north of New York City on the Hudson Line is the legendary Sleepy Hollow, home to spooky graveyards and the Headless Horseman Bridge.

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A rosy sunset over a bridge along Philadephia‘s Schuylkill River, on the way to 30th Street Station.

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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.



About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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431 Responses to Travel theme: Bridges

  1. 40again says:

    Great photos Ailsa, great connections!
    Here are some more

  2. Barbara says:

    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; Thanks for the great challenge… could contribute about 100 entries to this, I take photos of bridges wherever I go!

    • ailsapm says:

      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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  5. 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:

    • tobyo says:

      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!

    • ailsapm says:

      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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    • ailsapm says:

      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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    • ailsapm says:

      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!

  9. Lovely photos as usual, Ailsa! Here is my contribution, bridges from near and far:

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  12. Talkerhuge says:

    Hi Ailsa, thanks for the opportunity to share!!!
    Here are my shots:

  13. The Brooklyn Bridge as seen from the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade in Brooklyn Heights, NY. Plus some Patty Duke Show trivia. 🙂

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  15. Alien Shores says:

    Great Theme Ailsa – my photo library is overloaded with bridges …. Here’s my post

    • ailsapm says:

      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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  18. dogear6 says:

    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!


  19. danielfee says:

    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.

    • ailsapm says:

      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!

      • danielfee says:

        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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  21. sonoshu6293 says:

    I have added my favorite walking bridge in Chattanooga to your theme this week. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • ailsapm says:

      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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  24. Anna Marie says:

    Love your photo of the Becket Bridge and all the incredible responses.

    • ailsapm says:

      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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  26. Sigoese says:

    It’s very interesting. These are my bridges…

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  31. 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:

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  36. 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.

  37. Great theme and wonderful pictures (:
    Here are some of my favorite bridges:

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  39. A tale or two to tell..... says:

    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 🙂

    • ailsapm says:

      Yikes! That rickety old bridge in Vietnam is scary and hella cool at the same time, I love it!

      • A tale or two to tell..... says:

        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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  41. bevchen says:

    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!

    • ailsapm says:

      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!

  42. The Dublin bridge looks great and not what I would expect from Dublin. Here’s my favourite bridge shot:

    • ailsapm says:

      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.

    • ailsapm says:

      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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