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The Destroyer of Bridges

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by TedG954, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Nikon D800

    35mm

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    175mm

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    400mm

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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    What a process.
     
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  3. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    They were just prepping it to blow up.

    This was 6am a few weeks later..........

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    Photo was taken just after detonation and the girders are falling. The new bridge is behind the smoke.
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Never been to one of these, but it seems exciting.

    It kind of saddens me to see something that obviously took time and effort go away.
     
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  5. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    I got up at 4:30am with the plan being sun-up for the blast. There were literally hundreds of people in the spot whereI set up. Fortunately, I was in the front of the crowd. There were several viewing areas so I'd guess the total crowd was in the thousands.

    It happens very quickly and then it's over.

    The new bridge (in the background) is more efficient and better constructed.

    Progress.
     
  6. LakeFX

    LakeFX TalkEmount Rookie

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    Dec 26, 2014
    Eugene, OR
    Great shots! That new bridge was long overdue, but it's still sad to see part of my childhood home disappear.
     
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