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Soody 06-22-22 08:57 PM

bridge past the hydro scheme to get to the hot pools in Tokaanu

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7b43922fc0.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8692dab2eb.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e850fc560e.jpg

tcs 06-22-22 09:15 PM

"Bridge May Ice in Cold Weather" Out on my stepdaughter's old steel-framed Sun Seeker EzTri:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8672226b9.jpeg

rccardr 06-23-22 07:05 AM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fad237c937.jpg
Between Lake Mercer and Burke Lake
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2f76c495ec.jpg
Fairfax Cross County Trail
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...18c337b246.jpg
C&O Towpath
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...17a2cb8762.jpg
GAP trail
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5ff535eb9e.jpg
Pittsburgh

Roger M 06-23-22 07:32 AM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6676ab1de7.jpg
Probably nine years ago? The bridge over Ebey slough out towards Everett. Thomas has grown a bit ...

bikingshearer 06-23-22 09:30 AM

Cross-Marin Trial at Samuel P. Taylor Park. Same bike as below after the repaint.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...372ab77c4b.jpg

Bay Bridge. That's my bike (same bike as above, before the re-repaint) and me on the left.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...14fdd7f35f.jpg

Roger M 06-23-22 09:33 AM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7609d99067.jpg
Bikes and Ferries? Ferries are bridges. Sorta.

QuikRick 06-23-22 10:32 AM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9d01bcd709.jpg
Oakland Bay Bridge.

QuikRick 06-23-22 10:39 AM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c2e33cb1d7.jpg
Hayward Regional Shoreline, San Lorenzo Trail.

QuikRick 06-23-22 10:52 AM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1cba91f014.jpg
The bridge in the background connects Bay Farm Island to Alameda.

QuikRick 06-23-22 11:08 AM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f9b052e9df.jpg
Park Street bridge from Alameda to Oakland. That's my son-in-law.

BFisher 06-23-22 11:28 AM

Excellent contributions, everyone!
Today, June 23, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Agnes. The communities along the Susquehanna were devastated. I found a neat video of some 8mm footage taken just before, and right after the flooding.

This is what the Market St. bridge in Wilkes-Barre looks like today. That's my '72 Humber.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7a6975a3c0.jpg
Market St Bridge, Wilkes-Barre, PA
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0ce7620471.jpg

A couple more bridges that span the Susquehanna:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e874e4f3bc.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5484e869d3.jpg
Water St. Bridge, West Pittston, PA

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ea0c1b8153.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d06457d1e5.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a4cdfa9bdd.jpg
Fort Jenkins/Spc. Dale Kridlo Memorial Bridge, West Pittston, PA

PilotFishBob 06-23-22 01:17 PM

Big River Crossing, mid-river over the Mississippi.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...38fb117f10.jpg

Kilroy1988 06-23-22 01:27 PM

Here's a slightly older (and sold) Carlton Continental on a slightly larger bridge over a slightly larger irrigation canal, since people seemed to appreciate the first one... And just for good measure, there's a '60s Frejus out in the same neck of the woods as well!

-Gregory

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ffdd3400bb.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1902bd1ecb.jpg

fliplap 06-23-22 01:43 PM

My Koga Miyata on tour in France earlier this year.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c022af362.jpeg

steelbikeguy 06-23-22 02:09 PM

Until about 5 years ago, there was a scenic truss bridge that crossed the Mississippi at Savanna, Illinois. It was part of the route of the Tour of the Mississippi River Valley, a ride hosted by the Quad Cities Bike Club. Crossing the bridge was always scenic! The bridge had a deck made of steel grating, allowing you to look down at the river, through the deck itself! A unique perspective, and maybe a bit dizzying while riding a bike.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4199/3...8c0a77_c_d.jpg


The steel bridge deck became quite slick when there was rain, leading the tires to slide left and right. As such, most folks opted to walk the bikes in that weather....

https://live.staticflickr.com/2221/5...5243a1_c_d.jpg

Steve in Peoria

gearbasher 06-23-22 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by steelbikeguy (Post 22551891)
Until about 5 years ago, there was a scenic truss bridge that crossed the Mississippi at Savanna, Illinois. It was part of the route of the Tour of the Mississippi River Valley, a ride hosted by the Quad Cities Bike Club. Crossing the bridge was always scenic! The bridge had a deck made of steel grating, allowing you to look down at the river, through the deck itself! A unique perspective, and maybe a bit dizzying while riding a bike.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4199/3...8c0a77_c_d.jpg


The steel bridge deck became quite slick when there was rain, leading the tires to slide left and right. As such, most folks opted to walk the bikes in that weather....

https://live.staticflickr.com/2221/5...5243a1_c_d.jpg

Steve in Peoria

There's a steel deck bridge I occasionally ride over. It scares the crap out of me. We call it "The Cheese Grater".

QuikRick 06-23-22 03:04 PM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7e0fcef724.jpg
This is a kinda urban canal over Broadway in Alameda CA. The pic is actually a sunset, but the Tommasini got in the foreground.

Thunderlips 06-23-22 03:06 PM

Tip of the hat to all the Oakland Bay Bridge pics. Hope you all found the troll....

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...259a9545d3.jpg

52telecaster 06-23-22 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by steelbikeguy (Post 22551891)
Until about 5 years ago, there was a scenic truss bridge that crossed the Mississippi at Savanna, Illinois. It was part of the route of the Tour of the Mississippi River Valley, a ride hosted by the Quad Cities Bike Club. Crossing the bridge was always scenic! The bridge had a deck made of steel grating, allowing you to look down at the river, through the deck itself! A unique perspective, and maybe a bit dizzying while riding a bike.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4199/3...8c0a77_c_d.jpg


The steel bridge deck became quite slick when there was rain, leading the tires to slide left and right. As such, most folks opted to walk the bikes in that weather....

https://live.staticflickr.com/2221/5...5243a1_c_d.jpg

Steve in Peoria

I used to ride across the Franklin st bridge in Peoria back in the day. Thought I would fall eventually but never did. It was steel grate and a draw bridge to boot. My grandfather saw a 4 cylinder Henderson flip sideways from torque roll when the bridge was slick.

Drillium Dude 06-23-22 03:25 PM

Found a few more:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...189c8c5cf8.png

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8ef4be2fc0.png

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b021069bd7.png

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7b11341625.png

DD

Andy_K 06-23-22 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by Roger M (Post 22551572)
Bikes and Ferries? Ferries are bridges. Sorta.

I thought the same think, but I didn't want to be the one to break the ice. Since you did, I won't leave you out there alone.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7819/3...70acd25b_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/1898/3...bae6b4c1_b.jpg

Andy_K 06-23-22 05:07 PM

I took my PX-10 out today for its first ride and took a couple of pictures for this thread while I was out.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1215a95b_h.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0be872a3_h.jpg

Either the bike is gleaming, or I need to clean my camera lens. Maybe both.

gugie 06-23-22 05:31 PM

Steel grating on a bridge?
The fantastically named Bridge of the Gods over the mighty Columbia river.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...91f0cae051.jpg

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1010280177.jpg
Looking down, glad I had 42mm wide tires!

Andy_K 06-23-22 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by Andy_K (Post 22550623)


Originally Posted by gugie (Post 22552110)

Your picture is better.

gugie 06-23-22 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by Andy_K (Post 22552118)
Your picture is better.

I had a better angle.
But back then we were clearly gods.


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