Bridges - An open thread

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Going from one side of nowhere to the other - and it's a clamber up or down from either end. Not over much either!
Hi, could be an EU project ... ---

Art Nouveau railings in Düsseldorf/D :

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Ponte Sant'Angelo from the top of Castle San'Angelo taken 18 years ago, found the print this afternoon whilst searching for something else.

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probably taken with a Pentax P30N.

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Not all bridges are aesthetically pleasing: the footbridge over the junction of Topsham Road and Burnthouse Lane in Exeter...

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Not all bridges are aesthetically pleasing: ...
Hi, function comes (and came) first. Of course, things we find aesthetically pleasing today were due to static properties of the building materials and the practices of the time -
thinking of arches.

A bridge like the footbridge shown by you above would have been a sensation in the 1850s, when the first iron bridges in the world were built in England. -

Across the Main near Frankfurt/D :


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Hi, the Adler-Brücke in Wuppertal-Barmen/D :


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It is a Gitterfachwerk-Brücke (lattice-framework), not pretty, but sturdy:

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A few details. English steel bridges were far more advanced at the time :

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1.)Or could it be the River Irwell separating Manchester and Salford?

2.)What is your Avatar? It looks like a Garden Dormouse.
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ad1) I should have been more precise ... :sorry:

ad2) Yes, it is a Garden Dormouse. They used to come frequently to my bird feeder. Lately, they don't. This may be due to a disease, to crows building nests in nearby trees,
or to building activities in my neighbourhood (or to my guard dog) ...
 
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Hi,

ad2) Yes, it is a Garden Dormouse. They used to come frequently to my bird feeder. Lately, they don't. This may be due to a disease, to crows building nests in nearby trees,
or to building activities in my neighbourhood (or to my guard dog) ...
Presumably your garden is not in Greater Manchester!
 
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