Saturday, February 4, 2012

Weekend Reflection: Bay Bridge

Last week I was on Treasure Island for the monthly antiques fair.  The weather was glorious and the killer views could not be beat.  The new eastern span of the bridge is progressing, with the gigantic support tower now in place.  The Oakland hills are in the background.  Note the four catwalks at a steep 45∘angle to the tower.  Bridge workers must have nerves of steel to climb these structures.  The new span connects to Yerba Buena Island where it joins the suspension section that goes to San Francisco. The new section will also be a suspension bridge and is scheduled to open next year.  Check out the bridge website for all kinds of fascinating information.  Since a bike lane is included in the design, I hope we'll be able to walk on the new bridge.  This photo is doing double duty this week and is linked to Weekend Reflections and Sunday Bridges.

20 comments:

  1. hee hee...
    You are first up with a bridge for Sunday Bridges this week! Linky will open at 0001 hrs central Europe time Sunday.

    This image is a fine contribution to both memes.
    ;-D

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  2. Many years ago I drove over the old bridge when visiting SF. If I ever come back It will be very tempting to try the new one. Glorious setting!

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  3. Ya, I'll pass on the 'walk' to the top too. I'll just sit by and take in this view.

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  4. I really need to take a day and drive down to the Bay Area and see what's going on. It's been awhile.

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  5. WHoa, thank you for this view, I keep driving over the bridge and seeing that angle, but this one is just great. I am heading out to the island just to take some shots. Thanks for the inspiration

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  6. Wonderful view, impressive bridge and Treasure Island sounds a great place too.

    Chrissy at Mancunian Wave photo blog

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  7. Beautiful blue skies but as you said in your previous post, we need rain! I must admit, though, I'm enjoying the weather.

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  8. Fantastic bridge shot...and such beautiful blues!

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  9. this image brings back so many memories...i miss the bus rides and drives across the Bay Bridge. i'll have to try out the new section when i visit, hopefully by bike.

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  10. i have seen the Bay bridge from a distance during my visits to San Francisco but had never crossed it. impressive bridge, great shot.

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  11. This angle shows off the majesty of this construction nicel.

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  12. Must be quite wondeful to watch it being constructed.

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  13. will they keep the support tower?

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  14. Great capture with lovely blue tones!

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