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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Comments (48)

ai savery on September 29, 2010

A nice, solid, structural image, Mary Alice. And a good choice for monochrome, as you are able to do so well. Panoramio has added the 'Like' button since I was last here, so I am clicking it here for the first time (tho I'm not sure what happens to those 'Likes'...) An image very deserving of it at any rate. I hope this finds you well. I am delighted to see you ever posting your uniquely descriptive images and typing away ;-). Long belated greetings to my lls, (but I will always return) -alicia

MaryAlice on October 1, 2010

Greetings, Joy, and thank you so much for your visit. You always make me feel very accomplished with your detailed critiques and careful observations. I am so happy that you enjoyed this shot as well as the other two in my new railway bridge series. Thank you again for everything that you said, and for enjoying my work. It is always an extra special treat hearing from you! Best wishes to you from Georgia tonight! :)

Hello there, Luis, and thank you so much for enjoying this ultra cool bridge! This was my first time seeing a rail bridge that rotates on it's axis too, so you can imagine my excitement! I'm so happy that you enjoyed it in black and white, and thank you again so much for your kind words and praise. I hope you are doing well tonight, and, again, I'm so pleased to be able to share this bridge with you. My best to you always .... :)

Good evening, Clive, and how are you on this fine September night? It's the last night of the month ...... I can't believe October is already upon us. Thank you so much for your generous praise. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the black and white treatment of this fine bridge. I wanted to wander on down the tracks as well, but because of the height, I had no escape if a train had snuck up on me. I kept a safe distance, but hope to have the opportunity to visit again one day soon! Maybe I will sneak on out there and see what other angles I can get! It's great to hear from you, and thank you again for your visit! Wishing you a wonderful October! :)

Erik, Thank you so much for your appreciation of this image, and especially enjoying it in monochrome. I couldn't agree with you more regarding colors sometimes distracting from an image. I love B & W for it's simplicity and dramatic edge. Do you really wake up at night with dreams of freight trains running through your head? That may be something you should look further into. I wonder what it could mean? ( or were you quoting lyrics from a song?) :) It's always GREAT hearing from you, my far away friend! All the best, and Happy FRIDAY greetings to you! :)

Dear Mirko, I am so flattered by your generous words. Thank you for adding this one to your favorites and enjoying it so much. I am truly very pleased and happy that I could share it with you here. Wishing you a fantastic weekend from way, way across the great big pond! :)

Greetings, Elena, and thank you so much for stopping by my gallery. I am delighted that you enjoyed this cool bridge, and thank you so much for the Yellow Star! I appreciate your praise greatly, and I wish you a most wonderful weekend. Happiest wishes to Spain! :)

Thank you SO much, Herve! I'm so happy that you enjoyed this bridge, and I appreciate your praise so much! Wishing you a very wonderful Friday, and thank you again for your visit. :)

Jim, Indeed, the pleasure was all mine! Your words always make me smile. I can't wait for you to get with Paula and watch the video! Yes, Yes, The LIVE version of everyone was really quite exciting. I, too, wish SO, SO much that I could have also been there for the occasion. Happy Paul is planning a trip to Georgia in 2012. Mike has also been kicking around the idea. Won't you consider making that long flight as well? Can you just image the fun we could get into? What could possibly be MORE fun and exciting? Thank you for stopping back by, and I wish you a very wonderful beginning to October. With warmest wishes always from your Little GA gal. :)

Alicia! My dearest LLS . . . Oh what a treat to find you here! I thought you had disappeared for good. Where on earth have you been hiding? Yes indeed, Pano has added a lot since you've been gone. Now you can also check out the statistics for each photo as well, which is actually pretty interesting. I am SO happy to hear from you, and I'm delighted that you've enjoyed this old trestle bridge. Thank you for your ever generous words, as you always did know how to make me feel so proud! Again, I'm so happy to hear from you once more. I hope everything has been great in your world. We have a lot of catching up to do, LLS! My very best to you! :)

Thank you all once more for visiting and enjoying this beautiful old bridge.

Best regards from Georgia,

Mary Alice

Tanaa on October 8, 2010

hi Mary Alice,

really nice shot of this very interesting bridge.

there's one bridge in my hometown that had the same function except for the cars not trains.

it's here

thanks for sharing. :D

cheers, Tanaa

MaryAlice on October 8, 2010

Good afternoon, Tanaa, and thank you so much for visiting. I'm pleased that you enjoyed this old bridge. I can't wait to come and see the bridge you're referring to that is similar, except that it is used for cars. Thank you for sharing the link, and I shall be over shortly. Wishing you a wonderful weekend from the USA,

Mary Alice

Holger Bauer on October 11, 2010

Hi MaryAlice, just great!! LIKE:))
Thanks so much my friend:)) Best wishes from Germany sent your way. Cheers pivatana

d☼≈AlDWMcCuLL☼Ch on October 13, 2010

Wonderful perspective in this mono! L

Cheers, Donald

Woody Dragan on October 13, 2010

Perfectly chosen scene! Seems impressive!...L 19

Best wishes,WOODY

MaryAlice on October 15, 2010

Good evening, Pivatana, Donald, and Woody, and thank you all for visiting. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this old trestle bridge. Your kind words and "like" votes are all very much appreciated. I am so happy that I could share this bridge with you all here on Panoramio.

thank you again for stopping by my gallery! :)

Best regards from GA tonight,

Mary Alice

Serega Dmitriev on October 20, 2010

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Ján Mesároš on October 23, 2010

Mary Alice very good shot. Like Greetings Ján

jenper on October 23, 2010

Beautiful!! LIKE 21, splendid pic!! greetings from Spain. Jenper

Mark Reno on October 24, 2010

Good Sunday morning to you Mary Alice.... it's been quite awhile, hope all is wonderful with you. Wow, I love this photo, you have created another gem, the composition the lighting, the b&w, all blend together to create another Mary Alice Original..... so very well done. Fall has been beautiful here, hopefully it has /or will be for you too.... Take CAre and many Blessings to you from up here in Alberta.


MaryAlice on October 26, 2010

Greetings, Serega, and thank you for your visit. I hope you enjoyed this trestle. :) Thanks again for stopping by.

Jan, Hello there, and thank you for your praise! :) I'm so happy the you liked this neat old trestle bridge, and thank you also for the "LIKE" vote! Friendly greetings to you this evening from GA.

Jenper, Thank you, Thank you for your very kind enthusiasm! I'm delighted to hear from you, and so happy that you liked this cool bridge. Thanks for the "LIKE" vote too! I hope this evening finds you very well, sweet friend.

Mark, Dear Mark ..... you have been greatly missed! Thanks so much for dropping by to see me once again. Yes, it has been a while, but you have been thought of often. Shame on me, as I should have visited you sooner as well, but it seems like things have just been so busy. Thank you so much for your very kind words. You always bring about a smile. Yes, Fall is breaking through over here as well, and I'm just so excited! It's a wonderful, wonderful time of year. How great to talk to you, and thank you again for thinking of me and stopping over. I shall be over to visit your gallery shortly. It's been far too long. Warmest wishing ( and many blessings) to you always......

Thank you all again for visiting,

Mary Alice

Mark Reno on October 30, 2010

Good evening to you Mary Alice Well thanks so much for saying I have been missed! that is so nice to know. You also have been thought of very often, but yes I do understand it when you say, that we get so busy! I can always count on finding an image in your gallery that seems to speak volumes to me, and this is one of them. So it is easy to give you praise on your wonderful work. Well fall here is on its way out, as we are getting snow showing on the mountains, and the morning temps are around freezing. It is so nice to be talking with you again too, it is always such a pleasure. I will try to visit you more often( and even just to get online)....
Thanks for your warm wishes and blessings... May the Lord bless and keep you.... in all things


danimero on October 31, 2010

I wore long without visiting your fantastic gallery and I found this fascinating perspective of this curious bridge, curious about story you tell. The slight haze at background completes a magnificent set


Greetings from Spain, Daniel

MaryAlice on November 3, 2010

Yes, Mark, Absolutely, you have been missed! I'm so happy that you stopped back by. You never cease to make me smile. Thank you again for your generous words. Believe me, it is just as easy to praise your wonderful photographs, as I always enjoy wandering though your gallery as well. It is hard to believe that winter is already knocking at your door. We have finally just gotten a little burst of cooler temperatures, but nothing near freezing. Until today, we have still been in the upper 70's. So, I will be catching up with you more again soon, and until then, I wish you everything good and peaceful. May God continue to watch over you. :)

Hello there, Daniel, and thank you for visiting! I am delighted that you enjoyed this magnificent old trestle bridge! Isn't it just the coolest? I was mesmerized! :) Thank you for your interest and kind words. I'm so happy to be able to share it with you here, and I'm glad that you stopped by to comment. I hope this evening finds you very well.

All the best to you both,

Mary Alice

GUILLERMO QUEVEDO on November 6, 2010

Well done ... Greetings from Maracay Venezuela

MaryAlice on November 9, 2010

Greetings, Quevedoguillermo, and thank you very much for enjoying this trestle in B & W. Sending friendly wishes to Venezuela from the USA tonight, Mary Alice

Ekanesto on January 11, 2011

Hey MaryAlice, thank you very much for your nice comments to my photos. I spent a good time watching your beautiful photo-album and this one I love the most. If you like to meet my cat, his pic is in my panoramio 2nd page. Enjoy.

MaryAlice on January 16, 2011

Greetings, Ekane, and thank you so much for stopping back by! I'm so happy that you enjoyed this shot of the trestle. I am looking forward to meeting your cat, and I shall be over to see him soon! Thanks again for your kind words of praise. Very best wishes to you this Sunday, Mary Alice

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