architecture

WPC: Bridge

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The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of July 5, 2017.

Think about the things, places, or people that connect us. What’s your take?

Columns and arches

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The Lake Natoma Crossing, which spans the American River near the city of Folsom, opened for traffic in 2009. It sits just downstream from two older bridges — the busy two-lane Rainbow Bridge, built in 1917, and an 1890 steel truss bridge now used for pedestrian traffic. This area has been the site of four earlier bridges , starting with a wooden bridge constructed in 1855 to connect Folsom to Ashland Station on the north shore. That original bridge and its successor were washed away by the flooding river. A California Central Railroad bridge collapsed in 1867, and a suspension bridge built in 1862, collapsed in 1892.

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Under the bridge, out of the rain

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5 replies »

    • Thank you! It’s a pretty photogenic bridge, and even though I was originally appalled at the idea of building a bridge there, I’ve now learned to appreciate it. 🙂

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