Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: Local bridges

Local bridges 16 Sep 2016 14:44 #742537

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
78 KZ1000 A2A
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Local bridges 07 Jun 2018 09:20 #784743

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
A couple more.

New and old ( Navajo ) bridges on 89 A near Page UT, crossing the Colorado river with the Vermilion Cliffs in the back ground,



Sipapu Bridge, " I think " In Bridges National Monument UT ( taken on last years road trip by Mrs bluej )
78 KZ1000 A2A
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: loudhvx

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by bluej58.

Local bridges 19 Aug 2018 05:43 #789313

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
More new/old bridge pics, these are more local though.
Bridges over the Illinois river in Spring Valley IL.
We're going to miss the green bridge.
78 KZ1000 A2A
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: KZJOE900

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Local bridges 22 Aug 2018 15:33 #789595

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
RIP Green bridge
78 KZ1000 A2A

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Local bridges 22 Aug 2018 16:22 #789601

  • SWest
  • SWest's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 18351
  • Thank you received: 1635
:( Are they going to replace it?
Steve
Z1b1000 1975 Z1b
Opinions expressed by me do not reflect those of the the staff or members
kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/598262-kz-...-will-it-live#672882
kzrider.com/forum/2-engine/597654-poser?start=240#704229

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Local bridges 22 Aug 2018 17:31 #789603

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
Yes with that nondescript thing we are standing on, I had no idea they were going to blow it up, I would have been there :pinch:
They have another one on the chopping block in Utica IL next year sometime, I won't miss that one .
78 KZ1000 A2A
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: SWest

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by bluej58.

Local bridges 22 Aug 2018 17:42 #789604

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
Now that I took a good look , you can see stress cuts some beams
78 KZ1000 A2A
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: Togoster

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by bluej58.

Local bridges 22 Aug 2018 17:54 #789605

  • Togoster
  • Togoster's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 370
  • Thank you received: 20
This thread is good stuff. I'm somewhat of a bridge aficionado myself and for a second there at the beginning, I thought I was in Vermont. No better way to be able to stop easily, pull over, and snap some pics unless it's by either riding a bicycle or walking. I enjoyed the thread and agree that traveling, seeing and appreciating the things that are around us that some take for granted is one of my favorite aspects of being in s cycle. Thanks for keeping this alive otherwise I'd not have seen it.
Get your motor running!
The following user(s) said Thank You: bluej58

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Local bridges 24 Aug 2018 05:41 #789670

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
My wife works for a physical therapy company (that shall remain nameless) and she was talking to a patient about the bridge coming down.
He happens to live in Spring Valley and as a surprise gift he grabbed this bolt out of the rubble for her , very cool IMO
78 KZ1000 A2A
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by bluej58.

Local bridges 24 Aug 2018 14:47 #789692

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
We lost this one earlier this year, It was one of those steel grate types that give you that squirrely steering as you look 60 + feet down with low railings to boot.
86 years old , over the Mississippi in Savanna IL. Dam shame..


time.com/5193621/savanna-sabula-bridge-demolished-video/

78 KZ1000 A2A
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by bluej58.

Local bridges 24 Aug 2018 17:47 #789715

  • Togoster
  • Togoster's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 370
  • Thank you received: 20
Always hated those things and especially when wet. Glad they are going away. Best thing to do was exactly the opposite of what you did instinctively. Lighten your grip on the bars.

I'll be heading into Brattleboro VT, tomorrow sometime and there is a newly erected bridge there that is an engineering feat par excellence.

I'll post a pic of two. I won't even try to explain it until you see it. It's so beautiful.
Get your motor running!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by Togoster.

Local bridges 02 Sep 2018 13:02 #790159

  • kevski
  • kevski's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 182
  • Thank you received: 40
This is at a place called Sutton Bridge it has 2 lighthouses and a bridge i will get a shot of the bridge next time i go up there.
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: bluej58

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by kevski.

Local bridges 03 Sep 2018 18:25 #790275

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
Had to look it up , you are across the pond, Light houses are awesome!
I watched something on the Belle Tout lighthouse ( I think) a while back and how it was moved back to keep it from falling into the sea, great job :)
Thanks for posting
We have a few around Lake Michigan that are on our bucket list to visit.
78 KZ1000 A2A

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Local bridges 06 Sep 2018 17:01 #790415

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
We went back down to Peoria IL for the annual Blues and Heritage Fest , unfortunately I pussed out on riding down because of a big chance of rain that never happened :pinch: We did get rained on Sunday and Monday though
Caught a lot of great music, the best show that day in our opinion was Shooter Jennings, they were fantastic.
peoriabluesandheritagefestival.com/schedule/
The festival and bridge is across the river above my foot.


78 KZ1000 A2A
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Local bridges 15 Sep 2018 18:25 #790948

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
We had a visit last weekend from the worlds largest steamboat, The American Queen, www.mywebtimes.com/lists/2018/09/12/9b2f...8ae/index.xml?page=1
It was diverted from the Mississippi river to the Illinois river due to high waters , she could only go as far as Ottawa IL , I don't think she would fit under the steel bridge.
Beautiful boat


78 KZ1000 A2A
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Local bridges 17 Sep 2018 05:18 #791025

  • kevski
  • kevski's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 182
  • Thank you received: 40
Back at Sutton Bridge with a picture of the bridge this time and my little old Honda, she come from Texas originally and i only do whats needed to keep roadworthy , i love it's patina.
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: bluej58

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Local bridges 18 Sep 2018 16:49 #791105

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
Cool swing bridge! thanks for going back for that shot,
Your bikes look great
78 KZ1000 A2A

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Local bridges 26 Sep 2018 15:54 #791469

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
After seeing kevski's great pic of his bike and the Sutton Bridge I was trying to remember if I had even seen a swing bridge.
Well last weekend we were finally able to get access onto the Rock Island Armory , they don't make it easy.
militarybases.com/illinois/rock-island-arsenal/
We visited the museum,Rock Island National Cemetery, Memorial Park and Lock 15 on the Mississippi River.
Down river from the lock is an operating swing bridge ( Government Bridge) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Bridge
The attendant said that it is rotated on an average of 6 times a day .
We told him about the American Queen ending up in Ottawa and he knew her well.
Unfortunately it got too late in the day for us to cross it but we'll be back.

Government Bridge 1896


The Atomic Cannon
78 KZ1000 A2A

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by bluej58.

Local bridges 26 Sep 2018 16:09 #791472

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2137
  • Thank you received: 326
From the museum
My wife is going to be pissed :kiss:
78 KZ1000 A2A

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by bluej58.

Local bridges 26 Sep 2018 16:52 #791479

  • CoreyClough
  • CoreyClough's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • GPz550 Addiction
  • Posts: 1091
  • Thank you received: 67
This was back in 2012. Both are a 1985 GPz550 and The Golden Gate Bridge in the background, then Alcatraz Island in the other. This is just after we returned from a 6 day road trip. Good times indeed.



'85 GPz550(ZX550-A2)

GPz550 Base Manual --> tinyurl.com/ze5b3qo
GPz550 Supplement Manual --> tinyurl.com/h34d2o6
GPz550.com --> www.nwsca.com/scripts/gpz_forum_2005/default.asp
First Race Win GPz550 --> tinyurl.com/o5y3ftp
The following user(s) said Thank You: bluej58

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by CoreyClough.
Powered by Kunena Forum