Sunday, January 10, 2016

Crossing The Bridge

I was down in the South Keys area in December, and had enough time to walk over to this pedestrian bridge. The Airport Parkway Bridge links the South Keys area to the residential areas to the west, solving a big problem for the residents, who in the past would have had to walk a good way south or north to the nearest bridges (or take their chances running across the parkway). It's a visually interesting gateway in and of itself for visitors coming in from the airport.

33 comments:

  1. All right, whatever is the right way is wonderful, is not lost time.

    Tomás.

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  2. Yes... visually interesting is right.

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  3. That is a great design of a bridge.

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  4. I love this design, very different from the others, very unique.

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  5. Neat that they made a safe walkway for pedestrians....and such a work of art.

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  6. Very stylised pedestrian bridge William, one of the best I've seen.

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  7. You did more than cross the bridge. You got some fantastic photos of this beautiful bridge.

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  8. That's very striking and different!

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  9. Beautiful and really unusual...

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  10. @Linda: thanks!

    @Tomas: I should have photographed it sooner- it opened in 2014.

    @Andy: it's quite different from other bridges in the city.

    @Marianne: it's something of a miracle that it got built- there were delays, construction issues, all sorts of headaches!

    @Nancy: it's got a very modern look to it. I like that the whole thing's curved as well.

    @Janey: I imagine it gets a good deal of use.

    @Grace: all the more amazing considering the headaches that were involved in the process of building it.

    @Norma: it is!

    @Furry Gnome: it really was needed, so building it was the right thing to do.

    @Red: it turns out to be a very photogenic bridge.

    @Janis: it is a pretty one.

    @Ciel: definitely!

    @VP: it is that.

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  11. What a great commitment to pedestrians.

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  12. It is a beautiful bridge, William!

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  13. That's a very unique looking bridge!

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  14. That is an eyecatching structure. In fact, it seems to symbolise an eye in the face of a bird.

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  15. @Revrunner: it certainly is!

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @RedPat: it is. Finally it got built!

    @Tamago: I think it looks either like a harp or like a bow.

    @Gemma: I can see that too. It does incorporate the stylized O that is the city's symbol.

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  16. Cool! It's so much like our Calatrava bridge in Jerusalem!
    He is always using cables like that.

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  17. That's an interesting looking bridge William, very visual as well as handy, very nice pictures as well...

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  18. @Dina: it is new to us.

    @Geoff: it was a long time coming but worth it.

    @Mari: thank you!

    @Tex: I agree!

    @Cloudia: thanks!

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  19. That is one very eye catching bridge.

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  20. Glad you had time to take a look at it. It's nice to see something that's functional be designed to be so striking.

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  21. Wonderful serie of this great bridge. It's nice to play with all those lines in the photos. We have a brigde like this one nearby, this reminds me to make some shots of it again in the near future.

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  22. That is an attractive pedestrian bridge. Downtown Fredericton has one 'affectionately' known as "the bridge to nowhere" as it crosses St. Anne's Point Drive from Carleton St. to the green along the river connecting to the trail system.

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  23. Good looking pedestrian bridge, I agree/

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  24. This is really interesting! Did you hear about the bridge near North Bay? What a mess!

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