Byrnesville bridge and reflection

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Comments (4)

Margrit M. Berger (S… on August 28, 2007

Good shot from this angle, Ryan! I like it because of the reflections as well as the dainty iron work of the bridge. It also reflects a gloomy feeling of decay, which all things undergo. At the same time I imagine, how happy people were, when the new bridge allowed them to pass from one riverside to the other.

I wonder who did the work? Who has done the static calculations and design? Was it an experienced local blacksmith? Probably we will never know. Of course I don't expect you to answer these questions, they just came into my mind in musing about those times. May

Ryan Calhoun on August 28, 2007

Thanks, May! I think the people who live around here would rather have kept this bridge in use, or have a new truss bridge similar to this design. Most who I have talked to think the new one looks ugly, just a flat slab of concrete.

Margrit M. Berger (S… on August 29, 2007

Well, we know that tastes are different and that's the way things often go.

Ryan Calhoun on August 29, 2007

May, you're right, tastes vary from person to person, and also from time to time. And thanks to you as well, Gerry. But who knows? Maybe in 50 years, people will say "I love those old flat concrete bridges, I wish more of them were still around". Doubtful any of them will still be around in 300 years, though.

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  • Uploaded on August 27, 2007
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    by Ryan Calhoun