Lingering Look at Architecture: Bridges

Dawn of “The Day After” runs a monthly architecture challenge as well as her windows. May  is the month for Bridges.

I like photographing bridges, many of which have great architectural and historical features, and have done so several times within the topic of a photography challenge. (click on the image to enlarge)


Top right: Dinham Bridge, Ludlow;
Metal bridges: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA; Jackfield Bridge, Shropshire, England; Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia; Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver, Canada;
Bottom Left: Ironbridge, Shropshire, England
Wooden/stone bridges: Wooden Bridge, Clun, Shropshire, England; Gallox Bridge, Somerset, England; Albany Covered Bridge, New Hampshire, USA; Packhorse Bridge, Clun, Shropshire, England

Header: Rope Bridge in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, England

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

52 thoughts on “Lingering Look at Architecture: Bridges”

  1. Hi Jude, glad to meet another ‘bridgeophile’ 😉 I always loved Brunel’s bridge near Bristol. As for our Sydney Harbour Bridge, nice of you to include the other ‘icon’ – the Opera House 🙂

  2. You could publish coffee-table books of your super shots on just about any topic that comes to mind, I sometimes think, Jude ! – and all capture and hold the eye and the imagination. Yer good, alright !

    1. Just finding my way around M-R. One day I may focus on one genre. Nice to hear from you, hope life is treating you well.

  3. It’s effective in a collage, Jude, but I don’t really like this format because I can’t get individual close ups 🙂 If it wasn’t 29th May I’d be tempted to join Dawn on this too. Have you scheduled posts for while you are away? I have a Bench to squeeze in tomorrow (well, it will still be May, but I don’t know if it’s fair posting it while you’re away?)
    Happy hunting, sweetheart. It’s bucketing down here. Can only get better 🙂

    1. You can click on the collage and view it larger, but I know what you mean. Sun just coming out here and I am almost ready to set off. Please post your bench. I should have some WiFi the first week, but none the second.

  4. Well, I know a couple of these Jude – Golden Gate and Burrard Street, Vancouver – but where is Gallox Bridge in Somerset? I live here and have on idea, ha! All lovely photos, bridges make for a great study (like benches 😉 ) Absolutely love those covered bridges in New England. Now that’s a place I hope to explore properly one of these days…*and so she dreams* 🙂

    1. The Gallox bridge is in Dunster – you been there? It is a lovely village and nice walk to the Mill and Castle.

      1. Ahh…yes, we’ve been to Dunster a few times, love it there as you know! Thanks for letting me know, just proves how little attention I give to things like names of bridges. But now I will pay better attention thanks to you 🙂 xx

  5. What a variety of bridges, all lovely in their different architecture. My eye was drawn to the Golden Gate bridge, probably because it’s the only one I’ve seen in person (we cycled over it into Sausolito and back again). I don’t think I could cross the rope bridge though, looks a little precarious!

  6. Beautiful bridges Jude and such varied architectural styles, and you know which one my eye went to don’t you???

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