Saturday, December 01, 2007

Dec. 1st Theme Day - Bridges

The John Mack Bridge
The left side is identical to the right side, but the angle of the photo doesn't show it. This is my favorite bridge in Wichita. It was built in 1931. If you would like to read a little history on it, click here http://members.cox.net/wichitahpa/johnmack.html This link also shows another photo of it.

I love the big concrete rainbow arches - there are 8 of them on each side. If I would of taken this photo from the other end of the bridge, you would see a cold white coating of snow on the arches. But, from the end I photographed - the snow was already melting, giving the bridge a wet look.

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19 comments:

Kate said...

The angle of the shot makes the bridge look like it has two distinctly different styles...interesting photo...it also looks like a solid structure.

Wanda said...

That is a great shot of a nice bridge...Annie's had traffic, you're more peaceful!! Where are the cars?

Jilly said...

Most unusual design to this bridge. Nice shot.

Felicia said...

I like the simple clean look of the design. And it's nice too that they made space for pedestrians (I'm sure that cost more).

oldmanlincoln said...

How many different ways mankind comes up with to cross a stream or a canyon. It is amazing to see all of the variations.

16 Ghosts on Bridge?

lv2scpbk said...

I like all the arches on this bridge.

Rambling Round said...

I think this is the most unusual bridge I've seen yet! It does look like the two sides are different.

Me said...

Nice shot! Neat bridge, and great commentary.
Wayne

Annie said...

You're proving yourself to be a fine photographer, showing angles and perspectives that surprise and intrigue, Wendy.

Gwen said...

Rainbow arches--I didn't know that's what they were called. A bridge friendly to pedestrians too.

Hyde DP said...

I'm so glad the snow is melting - Hyde DP is carrying permalinks to the bridge posts and will be updated at intervals until Dec 2nd.

Jim said...

I like the angle you took the picture at. Snow...I want some.

Joy said...

Nice capture. It's different from the other bridges.

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Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

I was thinking "that bridge must look great at dawn/dusk" and then I clicked the link you provided :). It's a great looking bridge.

Ben said...

It's quite large bridge, isn't it? Geeat looking, too.

Kerry-Anne said...

What an unusual bridge - it offers a lot of photographic potential, I would think.

Josy said...

Now THAT is a bridge I'd be proud to have in my town! Nicely shot!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Nice capture of a pretty bridge! :-D

Neva said...

a very nice looking bridge....wow.