Ocmulgee River Bridge, Lumber City, Georgia. This through-truss SouthernRailway bridge once rotated on it's center pier to allow Steamboats to pass. Southern also maintained wharves on the riverbank to transfer freight to and from the boats. No trace of these remain today.

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Beth Costa on September 15, 2010

Wonderful!!! congratulations! like+FV

picture fan (Views?N… on September 15, 2010

beautiful work in b/w! I like it very much + YS

Best wishes, Mario

Wil en Ed on September 15, 2010

Hello Mary Alice! A good day to you! A long time ago I developed my own B&W. I really love to see them once again, because no color draws your attention to the subject only! Bridges and other constructions are so powerful in Black & White. It gives me a feeling of times long gone, and by the way you describe this bridge, they are. the same bridge on the left of this picture looks almost brand new, though it is the same......

Its a LIKE and a Y* !

Greetings, Ed.

Kyle Wolff on September 15, 2010

Another fantastic capture taken by your creative eyes! I can almost see a ghost train riding up to my face right now ;) This shot looks fantastic in monochrome! I wish my camera had a monochrome option on it, but for now I'm stuck with b&w and sepia :/ anyway, I'm totally feeling this shot. Don't you think it would be totally cool to walk in and look over the river? I'm always lovin' all your shots and I'm totally loving this one (LIKE!)Totally awesome capture you have here!

..."'Til I got to know you..you, I was out of place when you found a way to break through.."


((Ospr3y)) on September 15, 2010

Wow. Love that B&W and the rust is awesome! I don't see any of this in Augusta.

Like + Y*

Best wishes from Hephzibah


Evangelo Agneos on September 15, 2010

amazed at your talent!!!like!!!!!!!

trikermike on September 15, 2010

Amazing Rotating Bridge! WE GOT ONE OF THOSE ON THE RIVER TYNE that was designed by a famous Victorian engineer from GEORDIELAND! built in his engineering works on this very River, still operating today, driven by hydraulic power. The engineer is world famous , his name? ARMSTRONG



Ewa_K on September 15, 2010

Dear MaryAlice what a wonderful photo! Great perspective:)) Ewa

MaryAlice on September 15, 2010

Thank you, Beth! I am so pleased with the yellow star and LIKE vote. I'm so happy that you enjoyed this shot, and thank you for your very kind words. :)

Mario, Thank you very much for enjoying this trestle in black and white. I'm honored for the yellow star and your kind compliments. I'm so happy that you stopped by, and thank you again for your enthusiasm.

Good evening, Ed, and how nice it is to hear from you. :) Your words are very true concerning black and white and how it directs one's attention strictly to the subject at hand. I couldn't agree with you more. Somehow it makes subjects appear more serious, bolder and more powerful . It definitely grabs one's attention! Speaking of developing your own black and whites, I can't tell you how many hours I stood with my father when I was a child, watching him dip the photo paper from one tray to the next, and slowing seeing the image come to life right in front me! We had a darkroom down in our basement, and watching him was how I came to appreciate and love photography. Even to this day, I value his approval the most, as he is such a gifted photographer with a natural talent that I so admire. Thank you again for enjoying this and appreciating it's history and character. I am greatly honored for the yellow star. :)

Kyle, Greetings, Friend! Your enthusiasm is so infectious! You're totally felling it? I'm SO happy! Yeah! That is what every photographer wants to hear! :) Yes, I wanted to walk on out to the actual bridge and look over, but I was rather scared a train was going to come along, and I was WAY up high with no where to go if one did. I was actually standing a pretty good way down the track from the bridge, but I had my 300 zoom stretched pretty far out there. It was also about 95 degrees, sticky- Humid as ever, and I had a million gnats swarming all over my face & eyes, so that's why the clarity was lacking and my focus wasn't right on. It also didn't help that I forgot to bring my tripod! Still, I am delighted that you enjoyed this, and thank you again for your many kind words. I am sining along with you now .... :)

Liam, Trust me, I don't see things like this around HERE either! I had to drive almost 150 miles to find this! :) Thank you so much for your kind words and the yellow star! Rusty trestles RULE, and I'm so happy that you enjoyed it! All the best to you in Hephzibah .......... :)

Evangello, you are too kind! You have made me smile, and thank you for your very sweet compliment. :)

Mike, Yes! Yes! A rotating bridge! So cool! You've got one there as well? I can't wait to click on your link and check it out! Thank you for that. I will go right over and check that out just as soon as I finish replying to these comments here. It's always so good to hear from you, and I hope today has been a very good day for you and your FEET! Thank you so much for visiting. :)

Good evening, Ewa, and thank you so kindly for enjoying this trestle bridge. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the shot, and your praise is greatly appreciated.

Thank you all again for visiting. I'm so glad that I could share this neat bridge with you.

All the best from Georgia,

Mary Alice

Rafael (Retrocool) on September 16, 2010

That is fantastically awesome....fav easily

Achiper on September 16, 2010

Hi MaryAlice,
Excellent image.
Very nice shot and great composition.
Congrats, LIKE.
Best regards from Spain.

trikermike on September 16, 2010

Hey *MAA my FOOT is getting along just fine (the left one) my right one is also fine, but it aint connected to me, I had the leg on the right shortened a bit in 2001, so it never complains!

I intend to reply to your last missive via e.mail when I get the time, I have not forgotten!

Catcha later!

Mike ♥☺

MaryAlice on September 17, 2010

Greetings, Rafael, and thank you so much for your enthusiastic praise! I'm honored that you put this one in your favorites! It's very good to hear from you, and thank you again for stopping over tonight. Happy Friday to you! :)

Good evening, AChiper, and I'm so happy that you enjoyed this bridge. The LIKE vote is greatly appreciated along with your many kind words, and I wish you a fantastic weekend in Spain. Thank you again for stopping by tonight. :)

Mike, forgive me for forgetting this small detail about your foot. Yikes! I do remember you telling me all about this, and I'm sorry that it slipped my mind. I'm glad the one foot is doing well this evening though. No worries on the e-mail. I know you'll write when you can, and I'll look forward to it. In the meantime, I hope your Friday is grand. :)

Thank you all again for visiting and commenting on this trestle/bridge. :)

Mary Alice

trikermike on September 17, 2010

No nrrd for forgiveness MAA (honestly, no kneed!_

Friday is nearly over, heaven be blessed...I had a hospital visit, shopping trip, elctrician to call, he fixed my bathroom lighting and the mirror lighting too, had lunch and a nice nap, now I'm gonna have that salad!

Good Weekend thoughts and wishes for you

Mike ♥☺

MaryAlice on September 18, 2010

Thank you, Mike. I was rather embarrassed that I had forgotten this little issue, so thank you for letting me off the hook. It sounds as though your day has been busy, but good. I have spent the afternoon down at the river with my two best friends! We got all in it and had the best time. Ninety three degrees still, and the water felt delightful! :)

Happy Weekend wishes to you, my far away friend,

Mary Alice

joyfotos on September 19, 2010

I truly can't decide which of these great shots I like best:) This one is the classic view down the tracks and the rust does pop on it but it is the one that made me think of standing on the tracks in the present time...maybe because I know many of these are old structures and because it makes the bridge pop out in B &W! Whatever, this is another great take on this great old bridge! You really did yourself proud on this series! Thanks for posting all three!

© LDG on September 20, 2010

Incredible bridge, I never have seen a bridge that rotate on him axis. The perspective is fantastic, the train tracks, the bridge's arch,... You guessed it to take it in black and white. I hope that you have had a great week-end. Regards from Madrid, luis Duro.

Erik van den Ham on September 22, 2010

These tracks just take me back in time. So great in shades of gray as colours sometimes just distract you from an image. I know your love for these tracks as the appear regularly.

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet And a freight train running through the Middle of my head........

That must have wake me up this morning. Have a wonderful week and a good nights rest. Erik

Elena Belloso on September 23, 2010

Interesting picture in b/w! I like it very much

  • YS!!Congratl!!///best wishes from Spain

♥=© ELENA=♥

hlegallais on September 23, 2010

Wonderfull, like very much, Hervé

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