Thursday, March 12, 2015

Talbot River Bridge

 Concrete fence over Talbot River

There are a number of bridges that look like this near where I live. One of them had a sign stating that it was built in the 1930s during the Great Depression.

Closeup 

I think the design is simple yet quite attractive. And if it was built in the 1930's, it has been around for 80 years or more.

A few weeks ago, I saw a list of fill-ins on Rose's blog.  I copied the list and filled in blanks 1 through 5 here. The next week I filled in 6 through 10 hereThis week I have continued with 11 through 15:


11. If I were an element I’d be air, which I associate with freedom, optimism, light-heartedness, joy....

12. If I were a tool I’d be a camera because it tends to help people see more than they would otherwise.

13. If I were a flower I’d be a sunflower, a blossom that can make most people smile.

14. If I were an element of weather I’d be a gentle spring or fall breeze.

15.  If I were a musical instrument I’d be a cello because of the variety of sounds it can create: calm, mellow, sensuous, powerful, gentle, silky, clear.... It's versatile.

I am linking to Good Fences HERE

56 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

I love this shot, of the snow covered arc on the bridge. I also enjoyed reading your fills in's.

Andy said...

Looks like the photo was taken in Gamebridge.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I like that bridge, it is very simple but also very nice to look at. And again, I like your answers :))
Have a beautiful day
【ツ】Knipsa

Halcyon said...

I love the shape of the bridge. It's like a rainbow (although covered with ice).

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a graceful bridge. (And I loved your answers on the fill-in!)

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty bridge, I like the design. Wonderful answers to the fill-in. Have a happy day!

A Quiet Corner said...

A great bridge...shaped like a rainbow, no less!...:)JP

Lux Ganzon said...

That's one artistic bridge. Lovely!

Penelope Postcards said...

I like the bridge design and your list. If I were you, I would be a marvelous person. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

We have a lot of bridges built in the 30's that are still standing. Many of them are a bit narrow by modern standards but they are still there.

Bethany Carson said...

The bridge is beautiful! Love the design. One of my great grandfathers was employed in some public work projects here in the U.S. during the Great Depression if I remember correctly. Enjoyed your fill ins! Sunflowers are beautiful, and I like your choice of the air for an element!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the bridge design, too!

Birdman said...

Well captured in an Ontario late winter. Snow this weekend for us. You? Yuk.

John's Island said...

Love the composition in that first photo. Interesting list as well.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful bridge with the snow covering the arc!
I will follow the link to read your answers.

see you there! said...

That is one fine looking bridge. I have been enjoying your list.

Darla

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

My dear friend, I gave the same answers as you did for all of those "if I were" fill-ins and I have not even met you yet. How amazing is that?

Carola Bartz said...

The bridge is beautiful. I love the "curve" of its construction. It is a simple design as you said, but is has beauty. So much better than just a straight bridge.

Sandra said...

i have not seen a bridge like this. i really like that arch. i am with you on camera and sunflower, in music i would be the drum..

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

It is an attractive design EG, looks like it may be around for a long time yet!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How unusual and beautiful. A nice place to stop for a proper photo! Most of my fences are drive by. Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

Ginny said...

I love this bridge, it is a real beauty! I have never seen one like it. Your answers to the questions...I would have answered each one the same way!!!

Mary Hone said...

They just made everything more stylish back then.

Jeevan said...

Obviously! The arch bridges are everywhere... love the answers and reasons to be like that :)

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful bridge and amazing that it has been around for so long!! And I, too, love your answers for Rose's blog!! Hope you have a wonderful day!! Enjoy!

Karen S. said...

Wow, that is one tremendously beautifully built bridge. What a lovely capture of the area around it as well in your first photo. So pretty.

Shug said...

Indeed....a great bridge! Unique, and I'm guessing it has made for many of conversations...
Have a beautiful day.

Amy at love made my home said...

I love that if you were a flower you would be a sunflower! The bridge is unusual and it is great that it has a sign to give some information about it too! xx

Ruth Kelly said...

I really like that first shot - very pretty bridge even with old snow.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That bridge looks amazing.

Marie said...

Such an interesting and lovely bridge abutment/fence. Loved seeing this throwback from the WPA days! And, I have been enjoying your 5-at-a-time "If I was a " taken from Rose's blog. I've saved it too, and plan on doing the same. Have a great week!

Ida said...

Great bridge/fence. I love the curved piece. Also enjoyed your randoms about yourself, I've never really thought about a camera as being a "tool" before but I think you're right.

carolann said...

I walk to a bridge like this and
now I can imagine what that arch would look like on ours.

Pretty cool.

I was in awe when I opened up and see this.

Indrani said...

Beautifully shaped and snow covered too! Excellent choice for TGF!

Felicia said...

beautiful bridge/fence

Kathy said...

That is indeed a very pretty bridge.

RedPat said...

You're right - that is a common design. I've never heard of the Talbot River - must get out more. ;-)

cieldequimper said...

I like your choices!

And even diry snow looks good to me, believe it or not!

bailey-road.com said...

The rainbow arch rails are, indeed, beautiful features of this lovely bridge.
Great photos.

Linda W. said...

What a pretty little bridge! Love that concrete arch.

VP said...

You said it: simple and attractive! And 80-year old!

Stephanie said...

Great list and lovely design on this bridge.

Kay said...

That's a beautiful old bridge! The designs of older ones can be so beautiful if they've had any artistry in their design. And I love your list!

Cloudia said...

Sweet and familiar bridge!



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Geoff Wilkinson said...

Great looking bridge, nice that someone though about design rather than just railings.

William Kendall said...

It's a bridge with a lot of character.

marshaleith said...

Love the bridge..and amazed at how different it looks in the 2 shots

Michelle said...

A pretty bridge design. Not something I would normally see.

Jack said...

Simple can be beautiful. And cello is a great choice. I have several cello CDs (how quaint, right?) that are wonderful. Misha Maisky and Six Cello Suites (Bach) and an Ofra Harnoy CD with romantic cello selections. Lovely!

Montanagirl said...

Oh my - Magnificent!!

Mari said...

Pretty sturdy fence. I agree,simple ut attractive.

Debbie said...

a bridge designed with a little creativity...i like it!!!

Rose said...

I love those bridges...I think they are so attractive.

And I love reading your 'If I were' responses...sometimes I wish I had thought of your answer. Like being a sunflower...it is true that they almost always bring a smile to the face!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Lovely bridges. I love them!

Pauline Woodcock said...

I love your snow covered bridge. It is simple, yet elegant. And obviously very well built. Nice to know more about you via your fills in's.

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