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Mr Larrington

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2175 on: August 23, 2018, 04:38:01 am »

P8220191 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Yes, we had this one in 2015, from almost exactly the same spot, but today it wasn't raining up Sunwapta Pass in the Canuckistani Rockies :)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2176 on: August 23, 2018, 08:32:21 am »
It's dramatic enough to deserve a second go even in the rain.
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2177 on: August 23, 2018, 04:33:18 pm »
On a lesser scale:



Little suspension footbridge in Lochmaddy, North Uist (excitingly marked as "dangerous" on OpenStreetMap; it felt safe enough to me!)

Mr Larrington

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2178 on: August 23, 2018, 11:01:58 pm »
Today, it was raining.  And it's eight degrees outside (Fort St John, northern BC).  Still, there were Bridges:


BC-97 Alaska Highway over Kiskatinaw River near Dawson Creek by Mr Larrington, on Flickr


BC-97 Alaska Highway over Peace River near Taylor by Mr Larrington, on Flickr
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CrinklyLion

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2179 on: August 23, 2018, 11:06:49 pm »
Hurrah!

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2180 on: August 25, 2018, 01:58:27 am »
Internet here in Muncho Lake BC are slower than a drugged-up slof, so I have had to squish today's pictures down to manky lo-res size to get the buggers to upload at all.  Soz.


BC-97 Alaska Highway across Muskwa River, south of Fort Nelson by Mr Larrington, on Flickr


BC-97 Tetsa River Bridge #1*, near absolutely nothing by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

* Other crossings of the Tetsa River are available, but they're all tedious concrete slabs.
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Pingu

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2181 on: August 25, 2018, 09:43:37 pm »
Viaduc de l'Eau d'Olle


IMG_1569_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2182 on: August 26, 2018, 12:56:48 am »
Ooooh, saw that one on the telly during the Tour :thumbsup:

Anyway, some MOAR bridgey goodness from Canuckistan:


P8250228 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr



P8250229 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

This rather fine suspension bridge carries the Alaska Highway over the Liard River very close to the imaginatively-named settlement of, um, Liard River.


P8250231 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

This one is the Hyland River, which may be in BRITISH Columbia or Yukon at this point, as the road jumps back and forth across the border in a somewhat cavalier fashion in those parts.


P8250233 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Another crossing of the Liard River.  This is close enough to Watson Lake that I can be fairly sure it's in Yukon.


P8250234 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

This one crosses the Little Rancheria River, which sounds like it ought to be in New Mexico, but isn't.


P8250236 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr


P8250235 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

The last two are definitely in Yukon and are the bridge wot carries the Alaska Highway across the Teslin River at, er, Teslin.  With your Junior Pocket Microscope (Model 3a) you will be able to see the Nisutlin Trading Post up the hill at the far end of the bridge, wot is where I am staying tonight.
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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2183 on: August 27, 2018, 02:54:13 am »
Took a scenic detour off the Alaska Highway this morning and found myself crossing this:


P8260238 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

This carries Yukon Highway 8 over the Tagish River at, frankly, Tagish River.

I then spent an age wondering what They had done with the Mighty Yukon, but it appears from Ye Mappe that the Mighty Yukon does not become such until the confluence of the Tagish and Teslin rivers somewhere up the Klondike Highway, where I am not going yet.  And when I do cross it, it'll be on a ferry.  There is a bridge across the Mighty Yukon but it's up the Dalton Highway, where most hire cars, including mine, are Strictly Forbidden to go.  Also there was nowhere to park by the Teslin River bridge at Johnson's Crossing.  Soz.

Edit: The Alaska Highway does cross the Mighty Yukon after all, but it was on the stretch I missed out today to take the Tagish-Carcross Scenic Wossname.  You may rest assured, however, that it will be bagged on the way back south.
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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2184 on: August 28, 2018, 02:59:26 am »
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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2185 on: August 29, 2018, 02:06:53 am »
All the bridges up the Elliott Highway look more or less like this one:


Elliott Highway over a river beginning with "T" by Mr Larrington, on Flickr
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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2186 on: August 30, 2018, 02:19:41 am »
On the Parks Highway today, from Fairbanks down to Anchorage.


P8290270 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Shirley Demientieff Memorial Bridge over a bit of the Tanana River at Nenana


P8290271 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr


P8290273 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

These two are the bridge carrying the Parks Highway over the main bit of the Tanana River at Nenana


P8290272 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Mears bridge carrying the Alaska Railroad across the Tanana River at Nenana.  Apparently the longest bridge in Alaska, so I've obviously missed a bit off one end.


P8290274 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Not sure what's either on top of or underneath this one but it's off the Nenana River valley


P8290276 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Pedestrian/cycle bridge over the Nenana River at, IIRC, Summit


P8290278 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Parks Highway over the Nanana River, taken from the pedestrian/cycle bridge.  Truck on the bridge is hauling two full-length trailers.
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Torslanda

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2187 on: August 30, 2018, 11:15:47 am »
Strikes me that aside from treeses, lakeses, riverses and bridgeses, Alaskanuckistan has MAMBA.

Not the most exciting destination for holibobs...
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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2188 on: August 31, 2018, 02:04:11 am »
American Russia is actually pretty scenic when you can see it, but yesterday afternoon's nice warm sunshine has been replaced with eight degrees and rain today.  Again.  Still, the thought of thirty+ degrees in a desert gives me something to look forward to ;D
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2190 on: September 01, 2018, 10:08:53 am »
American Russia is actually pretty scenic when you can see it, but yesterday afternoon's nice warm sunshine has been replaced with eight degrees and rain today.  Again.  Still, the thought of thirty+ degrees in a desert gives me something to look forward to ;D


Giving me summat to look forward to. Weather there looks like the weather here!
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2191 on: September 02, 2018, 06:26:34 am »
Lovely and sunny this morning.  And -2 degrees.  A balmy 13 when I arrived in Whitehorse this evening!  Anyway:


P9010344 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Klondike Highway across Klondike River, Dawson City YT


P9010346 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Klondike Highway across Pelly River, Pelly Crossing YT


P9010350 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Klondike Highway across the Mighty Yukon, Carmacks YT
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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2192 on: September 02, 2018, 10:42:43 pm »

Tok River bridge, Alaska Highway, Tok by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

What does the silly sign on the right mean? "Free Tissues Ahead"?

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2193 on: September 02, 2018, 10:44:05 pm »
In Bruges.


IMG_1791_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2194 on: September 03, 2018, 04:12:10 am »

Tok River bridge, Alaska Highway, Tok by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

What does the silly sign on the right mean? "Free Tissues Ahead"?

If there's actually anyone working, that's a warning of a flagger wielding a stop/go sign, but Alaskan workmen are apparently no different from BRITISH ones, so there was no bugger there.


P9020356 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Lewes Blvd across the Mighty Yukon, Whitehorse YT


P9020357 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr


P9020358 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

These two are the Alaska Highway across the Teslin River at Johnson's Crossing YT. The second one contains more bridgey goodness but the first is more authentic as it's got a Manitoulin Transport lorry on it ;D
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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2195 on: September 04, 2018, 02:07:02 am »

P9030365 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

BC-37 Cassiar Highway across the Stikine River


P9030372 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Cassiar Highway over unknown beck'ole


P9030376 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Telkwa High Road over Bulkley River at Moricetown Canyon, BC


P9030377 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Ickle footbridge next to the rapids at the head of Moricetown Canyon.
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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2196 on: September 05, 2018, 12:33:44 am »

P9040381 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Railway bridge across the Fraser River at Prince George BC, from the BC-16 road bridge.  General greyness due to smoke from forest fires.
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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2197 on: September 07, 2018, 02:36:06 am »
Dearth of decent bridges yesterday apart from the one across Okanagan Lake at Kelowna BC, and we had that one in 2015 so I didn't bother to do it again.  But some better bridgery today:


P9060405 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

US-97 over Columbia River near Chief Joseph Dam, Washington


P9060009 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

I-90 over Columbia River at Vantage WA.  This one is a repeat from 2015.


P9060010 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Railroad trestle over I-90 near Vantage WA

P9060011 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Fred G. Redmon bridge carrying I-82 over a big hole in the groun.  Also a repeat but I remembered the Fred's name.


P9060012 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

US-97 over Columbia River near Maryhill WA


P9060014 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Lifting railroad bridge over the Columbia River upstream of The Dalles OR


P9060017 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Road bridge over the Columbia River at The Dalles OR


P9060019 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Hood River Toll Bridge over the Columbia River, Hood River OR
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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2198 on: September 08, 2018, 02:58:04 am »

P9070022 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr


P9070023 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

We had this one last year too, but this morning it was not half-hidden in smoke.  Clackamas River Highway (sic - it's like a B-road) over Clackamas River, Oregon.


P9070027 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

This one crosses the Breitenbush River and leads to the Breitenbush Retreat Center.

Quote from: Wikinaccurate
Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center is known for hosting many counterculture, holistic, spiritual, and New Age workshops.

Silly hippies, IOW.


P9070029 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

OR-22 across Breitenbush River, Detroit.  No, there's one in Oregon too.


P9070039 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Footbridge at Sahalie Falls on the McKenzie River


P9070042 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr


P9070044 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Goodpasture Covered Bridge across the McKenzie River.


P9070046 by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Manky old railroad bridge over US-58 on the east side of the Cascades Mountains

Probably not much bridge action for a while, coz if I go direct from here to Battle Mountain we've had all the decent bridges on that route before, and if I have to divert to Reno to collect my grate frend Mikey I'll not have time to tit about looking for Bridgey Goodness.  Soz.
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Re: Bridges for CrinklyLion (and everyone else!)
« Reply #2199 on: September 09, 2018, 08:12:04 pm »
Looking at recent pictures I found a few bridges.
Exeter


Topsham (I think, a nature reserve on the cycle route from Exeter to Exmouth)


Under the bridge, Bovey Tracey


Barnstaple, on the cycle route


Tarr Steps clapper bridge