Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fore River Bridge

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Fore River Bridge heading over to Weymouth. The current bridge, a vertical lift bridge, is technically a temporary structure, replacing the old draw bridge. It consists of 22 approach spans, 210 - foot (64 meter) – long vertical lift spans, and a total length of over 2500 feet (763 meters). The lift spans rise to 172 feet (52 meters) above the water.

6 comments:

Aloha said...

Neat shot of the bridge construction...great info too...Mahalo for visiting!

Beantown Today said...

Awesome photo. My mother lived in Weymouth for about 25 years.

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

There's a "temporary" bridge in Chelmsford that has been there for 60 years. ;)

You picked the perfect angle to shoot that bridge with the beautiful lampposts framing it.

smilnsigh said...

Yummm, those _are_ beautiful lamp posts, as another person commented.

Mari-Nanci

Dusty Lens said...

That is quite the temporary bridge! this is an excellent viewpoint!

• Eliane • said...

I lke the contrast between the strict rectiligness (it's a word in French, yes!) and the lamppots. Old and new, clashing in an interesting way.