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Old 06-22-22, 08:57 PM
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bridge past the hydro scheme to get to the hot pools in Tokaanu



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Old 06-22-22, 09:15 PM
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"Bridge May Ice in Cold Weather" Out on my stepdaughter's old steel-framed Sun Seeker EzTri:

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Between Lake Mercer and Burke Lake

Fairfax Cross County Trail

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Probably nine years ago? The bridge over Ebey slough out towards Everett. Thomas has grown a bit ...
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Cross-Marin Trial at Samuel P. Taylor Park. Same bike as below after the repaint.


Bay Bridge. That's my bike (same bike as above, before the re-repaint) and me on the left.
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Bikes and Ferries? Ferries are bridges. Sorta.
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Oakland Bay Bridge.
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Hayward Regional Shoreline, San Lorenzo Trail.
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The bridge in the background connects Bay Farm Island to Alameda.
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Park Street bridge from Alameda to Oakland. That's my son-in-law.
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Today, June 23, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Agnes. The communities along the Susquehanna were devastated. I found a neat video of some 8mm footage taken just before, and right after the flooding.

This is what the Market St. bridge in Wilkes-Barre looks like today. That's my '72 Humber.

Market St Bridge, Wilkes-Barre, PA


A couple more bridges that span the Susquehanna:


Water St. Bridge, West Pittston, PA




Fort Jenkins/Spc. Dale Kridlo Memorial Bridge, West Pittston, PA
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Big River Crossing, mid-river over the Mississippi.

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Here's a slightly older (and sold) Carlton Continental on a slightly larger bridge over a slightly larger irrigation canal, since people seemed to appreciate the first one... And just for good measure, there's a '60s Frejus out in the same neck of the woods as well!

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My Koga Miyata on tour in France earlier this year.

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Until about 5 years ago, there was a scenic truss bridge that crossed the Mississippi at Savanna, Illinois. It was part of the route of the Tour of the Mississippi River Valley, a ride hosted by the Quad Cities Bike Club. Crossing the bridge was always scenic! The bridge had a deck made of steel grating, allowing you to look down at the river, through the deck itself! A unique perspective, and maybe a bit dizzying while riding a bike.




The steel bridge deck became quite slick when there was rain, leading the tires to slide left and right. As such, most folks opted to walk the bikes in that weather....



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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy
Until about 5 years ago, there was a scenic truss bridge that crossed the Mississippi at Savanna, Illinois. It was part of the route of the Tour of the Mississippi River Valley, a ride hosted by the Quad Cities Bike Club. Crossing the bridge was always scenic! The bridge had a deck made of steel grating, allowing you to look down at the river, through the deck itself! A unique perspective, and maybe a bit dizzying while riding a bike.




The steel bridge deck became quite slick when there was rain, leading the tires to slide left and right. As such, most folks opted to walk the bikes in that weather....



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There's a steel deck bridge I occasionally ride over. It scares the crap out of me. We call it "The Cheese Grater".
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This is a kinda urban canal over Broadway in Alameda CA. The pic is actually a sunset, but the Tommasini got in the foreground.
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Tip of the hat to all the Oakland Bay Bridge pics. Hope you all found the troll....

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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy
Until about 5 years ago, there was a scenic truss bridge that crossed the Mississippi at Savanna, Illinois. It was part of the route of the Tour of the Mississippi River Valley, a ride hosted by the Quad Cities Bike Club. Crossing the bridge was always scenic! The bridge had a deck made of steel grating, allowing you to look down at the river, through the deck itself! A unique perspective, and maybe a bit dizzying while riding a bike.




The steel bridge deck became quite slick when there was rain, leading the tires to slide left and right. As such, most folks opted to walk the bikes in that weather....



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I used to ride across the Franklin st bridge in Peoria back in the day. Thought I would fall eventually but never did. It was steel grate and a draw bridge to boot. My grandfather saw a 4 cylinder Henderson flip sideways from torque roll when the bridge was slick.
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Originally Posted by Roger M
Bikes and Ferries? Ferries are bridges. Sorta.
I thought the same think, but I didn't want to be the one to break the ice. Since you did, I won't leave you out there alone.



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I took my PX-10 out today for its first ride and took a couple of pictures for this thread while I was out.





Either the bike is gleaming, or I need to clean my camera lens. Maybe both.
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Old 06-23-22, 05:31 PM
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Steel grating on a bridge?
The fantastically named Bridge of the Gods over the mighty Columbia river.




Looking down, glad I had 42mm wide tires!
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Your picture is better.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
Your picture is better.
I had a better angle.
But back then we were clearly gods.
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