Sunday Stills: Bridges

I love bridges. It’s a genius how men can build a structure suspending on the air, connecting two lands separated by a body of water, more so if built emphasizing the beauty of the place as captured by Michael. Bridges they may be, but they will surely take one’s breath away. 😉

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Readers who have been following my posts may know that I was a bridge design engineer some decades ago.

I have a few posts which highlighted some bridges I encountered during my travels in various parts of the world. One of the posts is http://retireediary.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/travel-theme-bridges/

I am delighted that this week’s Sunday Stills is Bridges –which is my favorite subject.

Here I try to group some masonry bridges together. They look aesthetically pleasing, simple and some of them even romantic. They have helped our ancestors to cross over many troubled waters – a big contribution to our present civilization.

My bridges here are mainly masonry. The masons carved the stones into blocks of various sizes, assembled them together in a form designed by engineers who were masters of art and also structural engineering. They were skillfully laid into an arch form so that most part of the bridge are in compression – their…

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