This report not only states the obvious but begs the question, “Did they use cheap slide rules in the design and construction of this bridge?”
November 12, 1936 — The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened. It cost $78 million and was the longest bridge ever attempted.
Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge. —Don Henley
Building a bridge is a war with the forces of Nature. —Joseph Strauss, Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge
For this challenge, interpret the theme “bridge.” … capture any type or style of bridge where you are, or go deeper and take a snapshot of something or someone that acts as a bridge in your life: a link, a connection, a mediator. —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge This image is from my About page and
It is challenger’s choice over at Sally’s this week and I am following her lead of a bridge photo with a panoramic look at the base of an approach tower on the South Anchorage roof about an hour after sunset. Enjoy.
Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, Panoramic mode was used to shoot the photo, edited in Snapseed and CameraBag2.
This week’s topic over at the Two Cents Tuesday Challenge is Size. As a child I had no idea that the awe and wonder that I experienced building bridges with an Erector Set would one day be transformed into the daily experience of working on an engineering icon.
Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, Camera+ app, edited in Camerabag 2 and Snapseed.
My entry in Jake’s challenge this week is a bit less obvious than you might expect for someone who works on a bridge. I am working a Day shift now and enjoying the sunshine, and the shadows.
This is looking South—down the backspan of the West Main Cable—over the shoulder of my partner one day last week. The shadow of the Fort Point Arch, and the fort itself, are accented in the early morning light.
Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed.