Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

Posted: December 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)

© irene waters 2014 © irene waters 2014

Bridges of Europe. There are so many and so varied, these are but a few. The footbridge crossing the River Reuss in Lucerne is the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe. The interior of the bridge (the  Kapellbrucke) has restored paintings dating back to the 17th century. Sadly some were destroyed in a fire in 1993.

© irene waters 2014 © irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014 © irene waters 2014

Crossing the River Thames in London is a bascule and suspension bridge known as the Tower Bridge. Opened in 1894, the bridge is suspension on either side of the towers towards land and between the towers the bridge opens to allow for shipping. The two towers connect up the top with a pedestrian walkway which gives stability. The bridge has been the site of several incidents. Planes flying between the walkway and the opening of the bridge, a double-decker bus being caught…

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