Railroad bridge

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by bdbits, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    This bridge is over 100 years old, built in 1905 I think. It was one of the first if not the first railroad bridges on the upper flows of the Missouri River in the US. The steam in the background is from a local refinery built in the 1950s and still going strong.

    The river was mostly ice-free thanks to recent warmer weather, especially over the weekend (73F). So I assume the ice broke up somewhere further upstream and floated down to my local section of the river.

    Contax G 90mm on an A6000.

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  2. tomrock

    tomrock TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 18, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    It's a great picture but I have to ask -- where's the train? I would have sat there until one came by. :) Maybe I'd still be sitting there.
     
  3. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    It's a great point that actually occurred to me, too. They do pass over quite a number of times each day, mostly oil and coal trains, and I have other pictures taken at other times with trains on this bridge. But, I took this one over lunch hour, so sadly I did not have time to wait around for one.

    That would really have been the coup de grace though, I agree!
     
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