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Old 06-26-22, 12:44 PM
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Remember this bridge Drillium Dude ?
Picture from yesterdays ride...Really nice day in the mountains.

Chinook and Sunrise by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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Old 06-26-22, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by northbend View Post

Remember this bridge Drillium Dude ?
I do indeed; here's lookin' at you - perspective-wise:



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One more from me, this on the recently opened cycling / pedestrian trail's bridge over the Wolf River, which explains the figure at the top of the suspension tower in the background.
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Old 06-26-22, 05:11 PM
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Alpine Dam crossing on the way to the seven sisters.


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Old 06-26-22, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Wow, just wow.
I've had the pleasure of seeing that dusty rose Cinelli up close and personal and riding with bibliobob, both at the most recent Eroica CA. The post does not do justice to either. Gorgeous bike, great guy.
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Old 06-26-22, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
I've had the pleasure of seeing that dusty rose Cinelli up close and personal and riding with bibliobob, both at the most recent Eroica CA. The post does not do justice to either. Gorgeous bike, great guy.
it was great to meet you in person at Eroica,bikingshearer . Hope to see you there next year!
gomango , I'd heard that you went fully over to the gravel world since the last time that I saw you in MSP back in 2013 or so. Good to see that you're still into the vintage world a bit. Hope that you're doing well!
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Old 06-27-22, 01:38 AM
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More Tilicum and the Ross Island.




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Old 06-27-22, 07:19 AM
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Old 06-27-22, 09:09 AM
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Covered bridge, Pepperell, MA

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Old 06-27-22, 08:42 PM
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speaking of covered bridges....

one near Winterset, Iowa, on RAGBRAI 19. One of the "bridges of Madison County" that were getting discussed a lot back then.


a bit south of St. Louis, you can find the very secluded Sandy Creek covered bridge, and the small park that surrounds it.



And a bit north of me is this wonderfully restored and functional covered bridge called The Captain Swift Bridge, near Princeton, IL
hmmm.... restored or new? Turns out that it is new, as the date on the bridge suggests, and this web page confirms.


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Old 06-29-22, 05:49 AM
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1985 (ish) F Moser and 1995 Merckx, on two different bridges in Adelaide, South Australia (which are only 1/4 mile apart )


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Old 06-29-22, 10:18 AM
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Finally went for a ride today. I cross a number of bridges and tool pictures along the way. Poor quality because I was more interested in riding than pic taking. Only the half decent ones are below.

First up is the new Chattem Bridge across the Rappahannock


Next is a run that a couple of bridges cross. This is a rail to trail MUP.


Finally one of several bridges across the Fredericksburg Canal.


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Old 06-29-22, 07:05 PM
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Old 06-29-22, 09:11 PM
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From today's ride...a footbridge connecting gravel trails behind Lake Chabot, Alameda County, CA.

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Old 06-29-22, 09:39 PM
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Santana Rio (1990?)
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Ritchey Ascent (1986)
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Old 06-30-22, 07:11 AM
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Early 80's Austro Daimler Puch Vent Noir II on covered bridge over a creek in Richardson,TX.



Same bike on bike path bridge in Plano,TX

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Old 06-30-22, 07:32 AM
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Rivendell Sam Hillborne on Houston St / Dallas to Oak Cliff Viaduct Bridge over Trinity River, Dallas,TX.

https://historicbridges.org/bridges/b...oustonviaduct/

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Love this thread!
Bridges are cool!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Kirk_Bridge

This ride I was on my 1990 Bridgestone CB Zip bike.
Picture shows bike on the Ron Kirk Bridge which is a pedestrian / bike bridge over the Trinity River.
Previously it was the Continental Avenue Bridge for auto traffic. After the Margaret Hill Hunt was built they converted it to a pedestrian bridge.
It's a very cool bridge that even has a little splash pool on it as well as picnic tables, seating areas, etc.

In the picture you can see the tall white span of the parallel Margaret Hill Hunt bridge for auto traffic and the Reunion Tower and downtown area.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marga...nt_Hill_Bridge

I've been in the Dallas/ Ft Worth area a long time (decades) and it's great to see the pedestrian/ bike infrastructure being built up
It's been a long time coming.

As I understand in the not too distant future a bike path will be completed connecting Dallas and Ft Worth.

That would be a 30 to 40 mile ride depending on where one stops.

I look forward to riding over on my bike and taking the train back when it's finished.

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As I understand in the not too distant future a bike path will be completed connecting Dallas and Ft Worth.
They now say in late 2022 2023. (Fun fact: I went to a meeting on this in 1980.)

That would be a 30 to 40 mile ride depending on where one stops.
65 miles DT to DT - it meanders a good bit.

https://www.nctcog.org/nctcg/media/T...ALTrailMap.pdf

I look forward to riding over on my bike and taking the train back when it's finished.
If they ever When they get it finished, there'll pretty much be path/cycle lane from Lake Benbrook to Allen. In the meantime, my route using as much path as exists now:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36355705

The Bonnie & Clyde Bridge @ the 74 mile point on my route:



and a nondescript little park bridge @ 113 miles:


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From one bridge to another
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okay, I'll admit to being a bit surprised that this thread is still going!
Now I feel a bit obliged to either keep it alive, or maybe contribute to its death.
Not exactly sure which this is, but these are pics of the McPhaul Bridge on the Gila river, near Yuma, AZ.

I was stationed in Yuma around 1980 and biking in the area when I found the bridge. Even then, it was closed to traffic, but the modest pile of rock in front of it didn't stop me from wandering out onto the span. If you look closely, you can see my Raleigh Gran Sport parked on the left....




a side view of the bridge. A nice basic suspension bridge, but it didn't actually go anywhere other than across the river. Once over there, the road didn't continue.



the view from the bridge. Not bad for a desert.



The bridge seems to have become known as the Bridge to Nowhere.
https://azdot.gov/adot-blog/yumas-bridge-nowhere

While the bridge isn't that impressive in general, just the oddness of a suspension bridge in the desert kind of makes it novel and intriguing.

Steve in Peoria (no suspension bridges here)
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Fredo at Rio Grande



NM 502 bridge over Rio Grande
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Under the Bridge of the Gods, too sketchy to get pics on the bridge.

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