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Old 06-07-23, 11:46 PM
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Switch Bridge in Victoria, BC, on a beautiful morning - in the distance are the Olympic Mountains in Washington State.
Makes for a nice commute.

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Walkway Across the Hudson State Historic Park, a 1-1/4 mile former railroad bridge now part of the Empire State Trail near Poughkeepsie.


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The bike isn't technically on the bridge, but it's as close as I can legally get.




ThermionicScott should recognize this spot.
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Another one on the Empire State Trail, this one on the Wallkill River between New Paltz and Rosendale.


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Brooklyn Bridge. The last of the New York bridges for me, at least for a while. This new bike path is not nearly as scenic as the walking path, which used to be a combined use path. But the new one is at least free of walkers walking in the bike lane and bikers screaming at walkers to get out of the bike lane.




Hereís the better view from the walking lanes. You can see how it could be problematic to squeeze bikers and walkers onto the same path.


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Bridge across the Serpentine, Hyde Park, London.
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Originally Posted by daywood
Brooklyn Bridge. The last of the New York bridges for me, at least for a while. This new bike path is not nearly as scenic as the walking path, which used to be a combined use path. But the new one is at least free of walkers walking in the bike lane and bikers screaming at walkers to get out of the bike lane.




Hereís the better view from the walking lanes. You can see how it could be problematic to squeeze bikers and walkers onto the same path.


The walk is fabulous.
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Makes for a nice commute...
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Bridges over nameless creeks in White County, Indiana
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On the way home from running an errand, I passed through a little park along the Rock Island trail.. which is a MUP built on the old Rock Island Line rail bed. The park is adjacent to the trail, situated between Dunlap and Alta, and something of a hidden gem. In particular, it's quite nice for cross country skiing!

The sign at the entrance that is accessible by road:



and the info sign at that parking lot (which is only big enough for a half dozen cars):



There is a small creek that runs through the park, with an appropriately small bridge...



Just north of the park, the trail runs under a railroad bridge, so more of a "bikes under bridges" photo...
I've never been on the trail when a train came by, fortunately.


Another short distance north is where the trail crosses over the Kickapoo creek.
In the winter, when skiing on the trail, you can look down on the frozen and snowy creek and see all of the tracks of the various critters that travel along the creek.


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On the Rock Island Trail, north of Princeville, Illinois.
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Camping with pals on the rock island trail at the Kickapoo creek access.
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Wakonsa Bridge Des Moines River

This is my 1992 Stumpjumper drop bar conversion on the Wakonsa bridge over the Des Moines river. It's hard to read the sign in the picture. The bridge was part of the light railway system in the city until 1949. It was turned into a MUP in 1999. I pick up the bridge around 2 miles from my home (there is a MUP that I pick up less than a mile from my home to get there). Once I cross the bridge, I can head south to downtown or points north which connects with some of the best riding in the area. Central Iowa has an extensive system of linked trails.



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Sutliff Bridge, spanning the mighty Cedar River.






The back spans are 125 years old, while the front span is barely a decade old. Here's what it looked like in 2008:



And after the flood receded:



The collapsed span was replaced with a similar-looking span built out of modern welded steel (no rivets on the new section).

A neat piece of history!

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Sarah on the Ellis St bridge over I74 in Peoria Illinois.
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Took a 160 mile ride from Minneapolis to Duluth MN yesterday on my 1975 Raleigh International. Longest ride Iíve ever done in a single day and I was exhausted last night when I rode in at 9:15PM but I woke up in my hotel today, stripped the heavy as a brick bag off the bike and went for a ride down by the water front. Hereís a couple of pics on the Lift bridge over the Harbor.


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Originally Posted by Pcampeau
Took a 160 mile ride from Minneapolis to Duluth MN yesterday on my 1975 Raleigh International. Longest ride I’ve ever done in a single day and I was exhausted last night when I rode in at 9:15PM but I woke up in my hotel today, stripped the heavy as a brick bag off the bike and went for a ride down by the water front. Here’s a couple of pics on the Lift bridge over the Harbor.

That's an impressive ride but it's a little disappointing that there's no pic of the "heavy as a brick bag."
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Originally Posted by bikemig
That's an impressive ride but it's a little disappointing that there's no pic of the "heavy as a brick bag."
Youíre right. Here you go. Itís just a Carradice Barley but man that suckers heavy!

Hereís the bike in front of my apartment loaded with everything I departed with.
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Can't resist a good bridge pic - here's the Colnago Master I built up while getting my MA degree in Germany (2017/18). That's the old bridge in Heidelberg.

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Old 06-23-23, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Pcampeau
Took a 160 mile ride from Minneapolis to Duluth MN yesterday on my 1975 Raleigh International. Longest ride Iíve ever done in a single day and I was exhausted last night when I rode in at 9:15PM but I woke up in my hotel today, stripped the heavy as a brick bag off the bike and went for a ride down by the water front. Hereís a couple of pics on the Lift bridge over the Harbor.


I love that bridge! It's quite distinct, as it was a hanging transporter bridge before being converted to a lift bridge (which is why it has so much redundant structure at the top). Wikipedia thinks it's the only bridge like that on Earth. Whether or not that's true, it's a neat piece of history.
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From today’s ride. My 1950 Raleigh Lenton Tourist on a bridge that’s part of the Boston area’s old aqueduct system:


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