Sunday, February 23, 2014

Carquinez Bridge


The Carquinez Bridge is one of the 8 toll bridges in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is also the closest one to my house, a mere 5-10 minutes away. The Carquinez Bridge is actually comprised of two bridges, the older Eastbound where the toll is collected and the newer westbound also known as the Al Zampa Bridge, the only bridge in the U.S. named for a blue collar worker, a construction worker, an Iron Worker.

When they tore down the old westbound bridge, the new span included a walking path/trail to the delight of the residents near the bridge. Unfortunately, I have only walked this trail once before.

One late afternoon with the sole purpose of photographing the full moon over the bridge, I made another visit to my neighbor bridge. It was a chilly evening so our shooting session didn't last as long as I would have liked.


Plaque


Moon over eastbound bridge.


Oya!!!!


Walking path.


Carquinez Strait sunset.




Until next time Carquinez Bridge.

OUR WORLD TUESDAY

15 comments:

  1. What lovely shots of the bridge.

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  2. Well, Lady, you sure did get some wonderful images of your neighboring bridge, even if it was too cold for more. I learn something new every day because I've never heard of this bridge before today!

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  3. Those are great shots you captured. My only complaint about the new bridge is that its graceful lines are disturbed by the old bridge in the background! But that's progress!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful night shots of the bridge ~ for OWT ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  5. You managed to get some beautiful shots of the bridge. I love your moon shot too! Have a wonderful week :-)

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  6. Love that first shot of the Moon over the bridge.

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  7. What a cool bridge - I've never heard of it before. I took those tree photos in the Fullerton Arboretum, in the greater Los Angeles area.

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  8. You said i teach you something everytime, and your photos always make me envious. Why can't i take those very sharp shots!!! By the way, there is also one blogger/traveller whom i always read, wonder if you follow her lonesome adventures, Kusum? Try her blog, lovely shots too!

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  9. Wow, the shots of the bridge are amazing. I love the golden light and the moon was fantastic.

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  10. Wow. That is one amazing bridge. Thanks for the photographs.

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  11. Wow. That is one amazing bridge. Thanks for the photographs.

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  12. Lovely captures of the bridge. The night shots are so perfect!

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  13. A great series of your journey on the bridge. I particularly like the one with it lit at night.

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  14. Love your bridge photos! I'm a civil engineer so bridges interest me.

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