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Old 09-02-22, 06:44 PM
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Alan Record on Baker's Bridge

We are having beautiful weather here in Southwest Colorado. I took the Alan Record out for its maiden voyage this morning on one of the local standard rides crossing over the Animas River on Baker's Bridge, which is a local landmark and the location where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid jumped off the cliff......
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Old 09-05-22, 12:25 PM
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This 1937 era steel bridge is still carrying cars across the Caney River every day waiting for its eventual demolishing so it can be replaced by a modern, soulless, concrete bridge which is currently under construction.

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Breakfast ride.
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Old 09-10-22, 06:48 PM
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Here are some from last weekends ride, I hope it is ok some the bike is not on the bridge.






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Old 09-11-22, 10:18 AM
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Rivendell Sam Hillborne on bridge at White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX.
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Old 09-11-22, 09:43 PM
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Better to ride it at night...nice composition too!
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Old 09-15-22, 06:25 PM
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Not vintage, definitely classic

Pic taken on Blueridge Parkway outside of Asheville NC.


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Old 09-16-22, 09:16 AM
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Namakagon river.

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Old 11-27-22, 09:45 PM
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In this picture, I'm not yet on, but about to go across the Evergreen Point floating bridge, one of two floating bridges that connects Seattle to its eastern suburbs. At nearly a mile and a half long, it's the longest floating bridge in the world.


Evergreen Point floating bridge, Seattle, WA
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Our group on the Guy West Bridge. We had a 54 mile Turkey Burner ride the day after Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-29-22, 05:43 PM
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way back in October, I stopped on the Fondulac bridge in East Peoria to grab this shot of my bike built by Gordon Borthwick...



It's an unusual bridge in that it's not going from a high spot to another high spot. It exists to cross I-74 while coming down from the bluffs above the Illinois River down to the level of the flood plain.
It's fairly steep too, as shown by the gloves being used as a wheel chock.

Steve in Peoria (but known to cross over to E. Peoria now and then)
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Old 11-29-22, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by lonesomesteve View Post
In this picture, I'm not yet on, but about to go across the Evergreen Point floating bridge, one of two floating bridges that connects Seattle to its eastern suburbs. At nearly a mile and a half long, it's the longest floating bridge in the world.


Evergreen Point floating bridge, Seattle, WA
I like the moon in the sky, gives me pause thinking about how the tides and all else affect the construction and function of such a thing.
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Old 11-29-22, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
I like the moon in the sky, gives me pause thinking about how the tides and all else affect the construction and function of such a thing.
Good observation. In the case of the bridge pictured, tides don't have much effect since it crosses fresh water (Lake Washington). The Hood Canal floating bridge, also in Washington, is over a mile long and crosses a salt water tidal basin. Definitely a more challenging engineering problem. I've ridden across it many times, but don't have any bike pictures. Stopping mid-span would be pretty scary because of the traffic.
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Old 11-29-22, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by lonesomesteve View Post
Good observation. In the case of the bridge pictured, tides don't have much effect since it crosses fresh water (Lake Washington). The Hood Canal floating bridge, also in Washington, is over a mile long and crosses a salt water tidal basin. Definitely a more challenging engineering problem. I've ridden across it many times, but don't have any bike pictures. Stopping mid-span would be pretty scary because of the traffic.
I guess the "all else" would be enough to present quite a challenge.

One entry I found suggested inquiring of the Army Corp of Engineers stationed there.

I have no doubt that their take might be interesting.

With the lock and the rising seas, it may become an issue at some point.

"Sea"ttle could take on a very different meaning as time marches on.
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The bicycle isn't old but it is on bridges


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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
way back in October, I stopped on the Fondulac bridge in East Peoria to grab this shot of my bike built by Gordon Borthwick...



It's an unusual bridge in that it's not going from a high spot to another high spot. It exists to cross I-74 while coming down from the bluffs above the Illinois River down to the level of the flood plain.
It's fairly steep too, as shown by the gloves being used as a wheel chock.

Steve in Peoria (but known to cross over to E. Peoria now and then)
Fabulous view of the city from there!
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Old 11-30-22, 06:20 PM
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Oh will you excuse me? …. I’m just trying to find the bridge…… has anyone seen the bridge?……where’s that confounded bridge?!
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Old 11-30-22, 08:26 PM
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Oh will you excuse me? …. I’m just trying to find the bridge…… has anyone seen the bridge?……where’s that confounded bridge?!
I was going to just "like" it for the Raleigh, but the Zeppelin reference got me to chuckle too.

What exactly were they talking about with that?? Is it supposed to make sense, or was it just some waffling?

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Old 11-30-22, 08:36 PM
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