Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

A Bridge to the Clouds

My Washington state blogging buddy Jamie has mentioned in the past that she likes some of my pictures of the road so this one's for her.  The bridge this picture was taken on is the Claiborne Pell Bridge, more commonly known as the Newport Bridge, which spans the East Passage of the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island.

Renamed for U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell in 1992, the bridge is featured on the Rhode Island state quarter and is the longest suspension bridge in New England.  With a length of 11,247 feet, it's ranked number 70 amongst the longest suspension bridges in the world and with main towers that reach 400 feet above the water surface and the roadway reaching as high as 215 feet I have no doubt that my mother would hate it!

10 comments:

  1. You may rest assured that I would hate it as well! I don't DO bridges, at least not from the drivers seat. That would be because you should never drive with your eyes closed until you get across to the other side.

    172 days to cruising! woohoo!

    big hugs :]

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  2. gorgeous. I love bridges. Been to a lot of them and I'm always entranced by looking down and wondering what a "jumper" is thinking right before they fall. Crazy, huh?

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  3. I like bridges - as long as I don't have to look over the side! ;)

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  4. Great shot through the arches.

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  5. Cool shot! So far the only bridge that I get really scared about is the Sunshine Skyway outside Tampa. Too many memories of seeing the bridge collapse on TV many years ago.

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  6. Another wonderful road going somewhere.

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  7. Great shot Linda. Now I can worry myself sick when I go over a bridge. Yikes on some of the comments.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug and thanks for the birthday wishes. :)

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  8. Looks good.Wish me luck with learning Windows 7 when it is installed tomorrow.

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  9. I really don't mind high bridges like that if I'm not the one driving! lol I get a bit more nervous if I'm driving because it makes me feel woozy due to not liking heights very much. There's a couple of high ones we cross when going to Niagara Falls and I usually close my eyes...don't worry, Steve is driving! lol xoxo

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