Show Your Bridges

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Thank you John.
We've stayed in Bristol quite a few times and (apart from cycling under it) could only see one tower from where we were staying.
On our last evening, I decided to explore to see if I could get a view of the complete bridge.
I was a bit wary around the underpasses with some strange graffiti but came to the above viewing point.
I'd just missed the best light and as I wandered a bit further around the corner, crossing the river, I came upon a couple of Pro photographers who'd been there for hours, apparently on the best spot.
I'll keep it in mind in case we go again.

I've often thought about taking a night picture of the bridge from that area, but as you say, it doesn't look like the safest places to be walking around in the dark. Were the bridge lights on Brian?
 

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Some views of the Runcorn Bridge, Runcorn, Cheshire.
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Trying to find an alternative angle.

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From one bank to the other side.

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A more traditional view.
 

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I've often thought about taking a night picture of the bridge from that area, but as you say, it doesn't look like the safest places to be walking around in the dark. Were the bridge lights on Brian?
No lights I'm afraid, and I don't think I've ever seen it lit up.

To be honest, it was a perfectly safe area. There was one well-dressed gent just chilling out enjoying the view, a couple of pro photographers and then quite a few joggers and walkers crossing the river bridge behind the Create centre.
I'd certainly be happy to revisit.
 

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Well, I knew you wouldn't choose to go there on holiday. :D
I've still got family there and try and visit once a year.
I'm hoping to get onto the bridge (now called Jubilee bridge) now it has reopened after renovation.
Ha!
Re the bridge, it's certainly nicer to drive across now it's a single lane each way.
I didn't manage to get a decent pic of the new bridge, but it's impressive too.
 

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I've been over the new one once and it does look impressive from a distance.
I'm not sure what your welcome to Runcorn was like,
but welcome to this forum anyway. :drinks:

P.S. Can I just ask where you took that second shot from please?
 

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I've been over the new one once and it does look impressive from a distance.
I'm not sure what your welcome to Runcorn was like,
but welcome to this forum anyway. :drinks:

P.S. Can I just ask where you took that second shot from please?
Thank you, that's kind. My welcome to Runcorn was very friendly, and included being asked to take a few pictures by a group of random guys who were down near the bridge drinking in the late afternoon 🙂. We had a good chat too.

The second shot was taken from Mersey Rd, immediately under the bridge. The closest I could get the Google maps pin was here.
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Thanks for that (name?).
My In-Laws lived about 200 yards from there.

I don't know if you ever watched the TV programme "Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps please"? :drinks:
That series was filmed in that very area. Maybe those guys were film extras. :laugh:

Now, I think we should get back on track with photos of bridges. :whistling:
 

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Thanks for that (name?).
My In-Laws lived about 200 yards from there.

I don't know if you ever watched the TV programme "Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps please"? :drinks:
That series was filmed in that very area. Maybe those guys were film extras. :laugh:

Now, I think we should get back on track with photos of bridges. :whistling:
Why? :rofl:
 

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No lights I'm afraid, and I don't think I've ever seen it lit up.

To be honest, it was a perfectly safe area. There was one well-dressed gent just chilling out enjoying the view, a couple of pro photographers and then quite a few joggers and walkers crossing the river bridge behind the Create centre.
I'd certainly be happy to revisit.

It's not a notoriously bad area, but like any dark, sheltered inner city corner, it can attract an unsavoury element. Muggings and assaults are not unheard of, especially along the cycle path that runs under the bridge.

If you looked in the opposite direction of the river, you'd notice green hills in the far distance. When I was a young child, my grandparents had a farm on those hills. The location enjoyed an elevated view over the city which at night was quite spectacular. In those days, the bridge was lit less frequently, so seeing it illuminated was a special occasion. The lighting system was replaced with LEDs about 15 years ago and now they're on most nights (They were on last night, I had to pick up my kids from an evening out in the city). Seeing the bridge lit up takes me back to those late summer evenings at my grandparents.

Here's an old photo from my gallery here, taken with my lumix G2 back in 2012. I took it with my P20 (now my oldest lens).

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The Oddesund bridge around sunset.

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Two pics of the Gateshead Millenium Bridge, connecting Gateshead and Newcastle.

The Millenium Bridge as seen from the Tyne Bridge on a particularly colourful dawn.
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The Millenium Bridge Arch, with the Tyne Bridge in the background. Shot at dusk from the Millenium Bridge itself with the 8mm fisheye.
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Cheers,
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Clifton suspension bridge, Bristol.

View to north bank.
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Just about managed to get the full span in.
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Oh wow, has it broken?

No, only the shadow.
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And a neck-breaking, in-camera vertical panorama shot from the incredibly versatile Olympus TG 5 camera.

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Known as the “High Bridge“, this railroad bridge crosses over the St. Croix river connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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I‘d tell you about the view from the top, but got all weak legged about 20’ into the trek - I blame the see-through grates. I’m a little disappointed in myself 😂
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Cologne< Germany railroad and pedestrian bridge over the Rhine to the Cologne Dom.
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Known as the “High Bridge“, this railroad bridge crosses over the St. Croix river connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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I‘d tell you about the view from the top, but got all weak legged about 20’ into the trek - I blame the see-through grates. I’m a little disappointed in myself 😂
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I can't believe you can walk on this bridge at all. Imagine what it's like when a train blows through there?
 

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