Architecture and Landmark

I have added this picture of the bridge at night with the lights lite up. I had to borrow my daughters camera to shoot this and using a tripod. F11 1 sec ISO1600


My reason for playing catch up–my daughter who has two boy, 5 & 3, just gave birth to a little girl. We are so happy for her family. The boys even wanted a baby sister, but no one knew until the happy event.

When I saw architecture this morning, I thought it would be a good idea to for the landmark picture I never posted. Here is the East Falls bridge. The first picture I took was just a regular shot. The second one, to be honest, I must have hit a setting on my new phone cause I think it really came out nice. I will have to try to recreate that. **

The last picture is a photograph of the art/iron work of the design on the bridge and

Here is some information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Falls Bridge is a steel Pratt truss bridge that spans the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. It connects Kelly (formerly East River) Drive at Calumet Street with Martin Luther King, Jr. (formerly West River) Drive at Neill Drive. It replaced a wooden covered bridge at the same site.

The 556-foot-long (169 m) bridge, with stone masonry abutments and two stone masonry piers, with three Pratt-type pin-connected trusses, was built in 1894–1895 at a cost of $262,000 by Filbert Porter & Co. under the direction of Chief Engineer George Smedley Webster (1855–1931) of the Philadelphia Department of Public Works and James H. Windrim, director of the Department of Public Works. The bridge was designed as a double-decker bridge, but the upper deck was never built for lack of funds. The bridge carries two lanes of vehicular traffic on a 26-foot-wide (7.9 m) roadway, with 7-foot (2.1 m) sidewalks on either side, for a total width of 40 feet (12 m).



Drawing– Copyright by artist.

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5 thoughts on “Architecture and Landmark

  1. It looks very nice for a mistake! (I do the same thing all the time but my pictures just look off color!)

    Congratulations on the new granddaughter! We are expecting a grandbaby in our family any second ourselves. 🙂

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