Friday, December 7, 2007

Photo Hunters


This weeks theme is long. So here I am pondering what sort of pictures do I have that can be described as long. And I decided on a picture of a bridge that's close to our home. It's not the longest bridge in our area but I think it has some of the most character to it. Up until about six or seven years ago it was still in use. The scary part was that it was a one lane bridge. So when you would drive up to it you would check as best you could that no cars were coming from the other direction and if it was clear you would drive as fast as you dared to get across it. It was always a short adventure that felt much longer to get across than it actually took. But since school buses had to use that bridge (built around 1887), they decided to build a new "overpass" right next to it. Now the "Old Alton Bridge" is just a park for us to go walk around in if we want to. The kids love going there.

So here you can see what the LONG reinforced boards on bridge look liked. You can also see some of the LONG steel bars that make the shape of the bridge. (Sorry I know there is a technical name for these things but I don't know what it is and didn't just want to refer to them as the red thingies).


Here's another view of Old Alton Bridge.

I guess the days of driving across this bridge are LONG gone now but not the memories. Those will stick around for a LONG time.


So there's my take on this weeks theme. For other views on this week's theme visit TNCHICK.com or

21 comments:

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Good choice for this week. It's been there a LONG time! Have a good weekend.

jams o donnell said...

Great shots and a wonderfully inventive take on this week's theme. Happy weekend

Katney said...

I love your old long bridge. I have a bridge among my long photos as well. I had too many to choose from to just post one.

Carver said...

Those are beautiful photographs. I love old bridges. Have a great weekend.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Great take on the theme. What a great bridge. Concrete bridges just don't have that kind of character!

keeyit said...

cute little girl..

Mine is up too.
http://www.keeyit.com/index.php/2007/12/08/photo-hunter-long/

happy weekend

keeyit

Sarge Charlie said...

I love these old bridges, reminds me of my childhood

Mark said...

I think 'those red thingys' would have been fine, a very technical description.

ellen b. said...

what a great old long bridge...

denz said...

wow! i love it, keep it up!!!

here is mine:
PhotoHunt1...
PhotoHunt2...
Happy Weekend!!!

Lana G! said...

Great photos for the theme!

Have a great weekend!

Drew said...

A nice piece of history that has been around a long time.

Mine will be up at midnight EST.
http://www.benspark.com/photo-hunters-long-120807.html

Please come by and visit. It is of my favorite road photo.

Natalie said...

What a neat bridge!

My LONG picture is up too! :)

Lynn said...

I like the pictures you posted. Just looking at it makes one feel the bridge indeed has lots of memories.

Heather said...

Beautiful choice. The last is a fun shot.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Good idea for long. Have a great weekend!

2cents said...

gorgeous bridge , thanks for sharing,
Mine is up at 4 Seasons and
2 Cents Worth . Hope u can visit me too. Happy Hunting.

PowersTwinB said...

Beautiful photos of that bridge! I dont know about driving over it myself though! lol..My "Long" is up, please come and visit

MamaArcher said...

a long bridge standing for a long time! Great choice!!! I think old bridges are pretty cool!

Mousey said...

wonderful entry!

thanks for visiting earlier

Talk..to..Grams said...

I like your choice for this week! I love the old bridges! When I was young back in the early 50's I rode my bike to visit my friend and I had to go on a old country bridge kinda like this one! Ok I have to say it..... a long time ago!!! Thanks for your vist. Grams