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Friday, March 28, 2008

Sky Watch Friday/ Crooked River Bridge

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This is a sign that was posted because there have been dogs that have jumped over the bridge, i remember last summer i had a family check into the motel, they were in tears because there beloved dog took the plunge over this bridge, they were devastated, But when we went this past weekend we wondered how a dog could jump and why?I don't like heights so i didn't stay on the bridge for very long, i don't even like driving across it. Yes Princess was contained to the car and she was not a happy camper, but i wasn't taking any chances.

Crooked River Bridge replaces the High Bridge – now a certified historic landmark – which was designed by famed Oregon bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough and built in 1926. The state will retain High Bridge as a pedestrian and bicycle crossing after structural improvements have been made. Mandated as an arch by ODOT and a citizen advisory committee, the new bridge compliments the design of the old, with adequate separation between the two to allow scenic views of both. “Oregon has developed a culture of bridge design that has largely avoided the stark and industrial efficiency that has affected bridge designs in other states,” commented Goodyear. He added, “The bridge is painted to blend with Nature’s high desert palette. The box is a burnt brown, the arch and columns a rust-red, and abutments a rock-colored gray.”
In Terrebonne, Oregon the Crooked River Bridge was constructed adjacent to the classic Conde McCullock Steel arch bridge. The New bridge spans the Crooked River Gorge, 300 ft. above the river, with a concrete arch span of 410 ft. The structure was built in 28 x 43-ft. segments that supports a concrete box girder that is 79 ft. wide and 5 ft.- 6 in. deep and spans 53 ft. between spandrel columns. First U.S. High Gorge Cast-in-Place Segmental Arch Bridge ever built.

Our next adventure will take us to Lake Billy Chinook So come back and check that out.

53 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

great sky watch picture! this is an interesting bridge!
Wiley Willows Photoblog

Carletta said...

A hole opened up! Lovely sky!
The bridge reminds me of the New River Gorge Bridge here in West Virgina. One a year they close the bridge and people actually bungee jump off!

dot said...

There is no way I could go on that bridge! Poor little dogs. How horrible.
Interesting post tho.

D Herrod said...

Like the clouds in the first one. The colors are great.

napaboaniya said...

Pretty dramatic sky :)
The crooked bridge is looking good even though after so many years since it's constructed.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

A scary sky!!

But, nice also!!

Luiz

Anemone said...

Exstraordinary..., and I have seen something new tooday, and learnd something new too...

Nice weekend wishes to you from Norway.

Ida said...

Dramatic! Nice shots. :)

John said...

This is an interesting bridge, great collection. Well done.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well for high above to deep down low.... I liked the Sky shot but that bridge.. no way. what a coward I'd be driving that never mind walking the thing... I'm not to good at heights. at one time I worked on roofs and other high stuff, and it never bothered me.. not I get to feeling ill just looking.
Great post Great Sky Watch.

Tom

Anne-Berit said...

The first photo is gorgeous,and i can understand why you took good care of your Prinsess:o)

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Nice SWF-photo and a interesting bridge. Nice photos too:)

quintarantino said...

This is an amazing place.
And surely you made a great post out of it.

Marie said...

Interesting post.

Ginni Dee said...

I love your shots! Those clouds are gorgeous!! And that bridge gives me the willies!! I couldn't go over that if there was a pot of gold on the other side! LOL (major fear of heights here!!!)

lv2scpbk said...

Nice capture of the light coming through and good reading.

Daryl E said...

As always .. you never disappoint, these sky shots and the countryside are wonderful

rosemary said...

Bridges make my legs weak....when we were in Italy driving on the Autostrada...talk about scary....there were bridges and tunnels every few miles...I kept my eyes closed. Thank you for the wonderful award, Lilli. I have never been excellent at anything. I will proudly post it when we get home!

granmal said...

Cool skywatch picture-looks like an opening for the sun!
That looks like one scary bridge - I think I would stay in the car with the pets!

*I did get my moon shot - I posted it late last Friday night. It was worth the wait.
Looking forward to hearing about your next adventure.

DeeMom said...

Dramatic sky...the bridge is amazing...

SandyCarlson said...

Amazing views of a vast landscape, Lilli! Thanks.

KOSTAS said...

Very good and informative post, Marvellous the photographs and I have recently seen this locality in a documentary in the TV.

Daniel J Santos said...

Another visit, another excellent moment, another interesting and excellent post.

ellen b said...

Beautiful and interesting. I like travelling with you lilli!

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

A cloudy sky as on my Post "cloudy".
Good your adventures!!

Quiet Paths said...

I love those clouds. They totally say "spring".

Lyn said...

sad story but great photos!

Rose said...

Great sky! And I get dizzy almost just looking at the pictures of the bridge....heights didn't used to bother me all. I am totally the opposite now...

Craver Vii said...

Scary, isn't it? Though there is a brightly luminated sky above the bridge, that menacing cliff below has drawn all my attention, and just from looking at the pictures, I get a little nervous. ...So glad to be on terra firma here.

RuneE said...

Nice with a bit of history - I'm always willing to learn. I especially liked the old bridge.

PS You may have visited me at the wrong post - perhaps you could try here?

Anna said...

That sky is beautiful! I loved learning about the bridges, too.

Carole said...

Sad about the dog. This bridge reminds me a little of the Navajo Bridge in Arizona. I don't particularly like driving over bridges either. Beautiful shots!

Misty Dawn said...

I loved that first photo, and when I got to the photos of the bridge I thought "Oh wow, that is awesome!"

the teach said...

this is very mysterious, Lilli! Why would a dog want to jump off the bridge, hmmm! I'm glad you left you little doggie in the car! Beautiful Skywatch shot! :D

Berit said...

WoW, this was interesting, I Like the photo but, I am afraid very hight bridge...and I think my dog is also....
Have a nice weekend.

Petunia said...

Hello again!
Really great and interesting post!

Dick said...

Great view, I think I would go on that bridge if I was there, but I'm not.

Small City Scenes said...

Great photos and wonderful history lesson. Sorry about the dogs. I don't know if I would want to walk out on that bridge.
You have a neat blog. I love to visit I guess i should comment more often. MB

Garden Angel said...

Interesting photos!
But I could never walk over that bridge:(
Great shots!

leslie said...

Great story to go along with the sky photos. This would be a great topic for Saturday's Photo Hunters as the theme for tomorrow is "high."

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Sheesh! I wonder why dogs would do tat! Interesting post, Lilli.

fishing guy said...

Lily: Enjoyed the bridge picture. It must be wonderful to be in different areas of the country to get these captures.

kiky said...

the bridge is great...i like to cross on it :))

serendipity said...

that looks spectacular. Oregon will be one of my travel destinations when I can travel. It's so beautiful!

Andrea said...

I would love to visit this place but I do not think I would want to go over that bridge. Nice shots.

chanpheng said...

Nice pictures. The bridge and its history are really interesting. I'd like to go there sometime; maybe next home leave? Ha! Never enough time.

Annie said...

Dogs must get as frightened by being on that bridge as I would be - though I hope I wouldn't try jumping down.

Dancin' Fool said...

Such lovely pictures, for Sky Watch and of the lake.

Denise BC said...

I appreciate your visit to my debut in the Sky.

The first picture has a beautiful sky and bridge frightens me the time, but the photos are spectacular, congratulations.

Bjs,
Denise BC

Meggie said...

Great shots, Lilli! I feel as if I'm personally touring your beautiful state.

Paulie said...

Your bridg photos would have been an excellent choice for Bridges Between, RuneE's meme once a month coming up! Beautiful area!

Thanks again for the award and I present it back to you also!

Dewdrop said...

Awesome. I love bridge shots!!

Suzi-k said...

wow, don't look down!! best you keep watching the sky when going over this one!!