12.01.2007

Theme Day: Bridges

For the December theme day, I had to use the bridge that is closet to where I grew up as a child. This is the Smith Avenue bridge, or National Bridge Number ID #62090, but us locals officially call it and it's known as "The High Bridge". Why that name? At a height of 160 feet, it is the tallest bridge in Minnesota. It has an incredible slope to it, I've been trying to find the height at each end, but I cannot find that information. It is however quite a challenge to ride a bicycle up it at a length of 2,760 feet. I took this photo about two hours ago, the temperature here is about 14 degrees, with the winds blowing at 10 miles per hour. That made for a VERY chilly time while trying to snap a photo. Take note of the Mississippi River, there is a layer of ice on the water on some of it.

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23 comments:

Jilly said...

What a great night shot of this beautiful bridge, Slinger. Just love it and especially the green - how did that happen? There's a majesty to this bridge.

slinger said...

I believe the green light is due to the side of the river it is on. Green is on one side and red is on the other side, used for boat navigation.

Isadora said...

:) It may be the same bridge but it surely does look different. We are so lucky to see both a day and night look! Thanks.

Felicia said...

Oh, so this bridge is on the Christmas kick all year long?! Just kidding. I'm so impressed that you Minnesotans go out and take photos in the cold cold cold weather and come up with great shots like this!

oldmanlincoln said...

An impressive structure. At night it looks even better I suppose.

16 Ghosts on Bridge?

Chris said...

Beautiful view, Slinger! Just think, though. . . IF you had been using an old film camera, it might have frozen and you wouldn't have gotten the shot!

I did a night shot, too. . .love bridges at night. . . .

Rambling Round said...

Brrrr! Yes, I can see that ice on the surface of the water. Congratulations on braving frigid weather to share this stunning photo.

Denton said...

I enjoy your nighttime photos and I admire your dedication to go out when it is so cold. It is interesting that your photo and Kate's are so different yet both are of the same bridge.

Gwen said...

The lighting on the bridge is very scenic in the evening light.

Hyde DP said...

different angle, different time, different season, you'd hardly believe it was the same bridge Kate posted.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

WOW! That's a fantastic photo! The bridge looks so nice with all those lights. Poor you, you froze your butt to take this pic. Brrrr. But you did a great job. Happy theme day!

~tanty~ said...

Wonderful night shot of the bridge.
Happy theme day :)

Ben said...

Beautiful!

Kerry-Anne said...

What an awesome picture of a very beautiful bridge. The lights are magical.

isabella said...

Very cool shot, Slinger! And I appreciate your dedication and sacrifice...Hope Mrs Slinger thawed you our properly ;-)

michelle said...

Fantastic picture--the lighting is superb!


Michelle
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Sally said...

It seems quite unusual to have a bridge that goes up, up. I know the Syd Hbr bridge has a higher bit in the middle, ut I think it is about the same height at each end.

Aah, the mighty Mississippi. What an amazing river.

Kate said...

I KNOW that I left a message on your blog yesterday, pointing out our bridges. Now I wonder what I did with it since it's not here today. Oh, well!

Neva said...

Thanks for taking the ride to get this picture! It is wonderful! The colors really are breathtaking! I guess I never considered the Mississippi that far north with ice on it. Does it eventually freeze or does the current (or whatever) keep it moving all winter?

Ming the Merciless said...

Love the brilliant lights on the bridge. Very nicely done.

Dusty Lens said...

I like all the liaghts! Pretty bridge view.

-K- said...

Very, very nice shot!

Keropok Man said...

i like the sudden green amongst all the yellowish neon lights.

Oh yes, Happy belated Theme Day!