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.


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.


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.

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