Burfordville bridge: ceiling

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Comments (11)

© Carsten on December 2, 2007

Hi Ryan, it is a very good composition. Nice structure modeled out in colour. I like the front cross. It is jumping right into my eye.



Ryan Calhoun on December 2, 2007

Thanks Carsten. For me, it's hard to look at the top cross. I know it's just at the top of the picture, but it feel like I have to look straight up to see it.

Greetings, Ryan

♫ Swissmay on December 2, 2007

Very nice view, Ryan! A very simple, but useful construction!

Greetings, May

Ryan Calhoun on December 3, 2007

Thanks May! The bridge is constructed using a Howe truss, but I think this only refers to the vertical truss inside the walls. I don't know if the ceiling pieces have any specific name.


Ryan Calhoun on December 4, 2007

Thanks John. It must be very strong. There was a flood in 1986 that rose above the roadbed of the bridge, and pushed against the side hard enough to move the bridge on its foundations. But the structure of the bridge itself sustained hardly any damage.


Brandon_Belew on December 5, 2007

This is a very nice shot Ryan, I love the pattern in the ceiling beams. Very geometric and regular, yet with enough subtle irregularities to give it a hand-made look.

Ryan Calhoun on December 6, 2007

Thanks Brandon. It's nice to see craftsmanship that is so functional and sturdy, that can last for so long. This bridge is still standing while many iron bridges built a hundred years later are already rusted beyond repair.

Greetings, Ryan

Dror Ben David on December 14, 2007


Dana Jensen on February 11, 2008

This is another interesting perspective shot. Good shot.

Ryan Calhoun on February 12, 2008

Thanks Dana. This bridge is a long way from home, so I tried to get as many good angles as possible, no need to go back.

em_mar_10 on January 27, 2009

This one appears to have a very high ceiling!

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Photo taken in Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, 113 Bollinger Mill Road, Burfordville, MO 63739, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 1, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2007/10/29 12:35:12
    • Exposure: 0.400s
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -1.67 EV
    • No flash