Monday, March 9, 2009

My World Tuesday

Skansen Bridge in Trondheim.





This bridge is a railway bridge, designed by Joseph Strauss, who also constructed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA. It opened on March 22, 1918, allowing trains access from south to Trondheim. And also being abel to open so that boats and ships can sail between Trondheim Canal and Trondheimsfjorden.
In 2006 the bridge was conserved by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage. This conservation includes the entire bridge construction and technical equipment, the guard building and the transformer building, but not the railway track, signal equipment and overhead wires.
The bridge is functional and in use today.

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40 comments:

  1. Amazing. I like the way the sky contributed to the monochromatic effect. That is quite a bridge.

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  2. Flott innlegg,med nydelige bilder og god informasjon:o))

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  3. like this post a lot. the shapes and color and feel.
    have a great week.

    erin

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  4. Kjent og kjær bru:-)) Og flotte bilder:) Ha en fin kveld!

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  5. Flott komponert bilde serie, Ivar.
    Har du byttet ut D70`n ?

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  6. Wow this is one huge and complex structure. It has aged well too as I would have never guessed it to be that old.

    Very neat capture!

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  7. I thought I was looking at a new structure, so it was interesting to learn it opened so long ago.

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  8. Great bridge, great shot! I agree with Sandy, I like the monochromatic effect. Thanks for the great shots, as always!

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  9. Skrabbis da :) D90 er et godt valg det. Bilde messig ligger det vist ikke noe etter D300.

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  10. Å joda, har enda flere ubåtbilder fra de fleste vinker og størrelser. Men det er nå meg og vann da ;) Det får bli en annen gang. Skal bli spennende å se dine.
    Fint å gå rundt i byen ja. Alltid noe å fotografere der.

    :)

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  11. That sure is an amazing bridge.

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  12. Ivar...ES har fått 32 meldinger av deg på msn og han mener det er noe feil hos deg. Virus ??

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  13. That is quite a structure. I love your grey-on-grey photos!

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  14. This is fabulous. I am besotted with bridges.

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  15. Det var en flott bildeserie Ivar, og pene bilder! Var jammen meg en artig bro det der ja. ha en fin uke :=)

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  16. Bridges are very important and not only to get from one side to the other. It opens a world for those who go over them. The photos have a stron and impressive composition! Great Ivar! Thanks for sharing and your visit.

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  17. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing this neat old bridge.

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  18. Great photos of this interesting bridge. All of that metal and steel. It's kind of amazing really, when you consider man goes through all this trouble to bridge the gap between two pieces of land, yet they don't put forth the same effort in bridging the gap between two human beings.

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  19. Oh, my....what striking photos! Just beautiful. Thank you for posting.

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  20. Great shots of the complex structure.

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  21. Ivar: What an impressive structure, that counterweight is really something. It must be used as a pier for the tracks.

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  22. Oh gosh that is a lot of bridge with some great designs. Thanks for sharing your world

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  23. What a great bridge and the structural work on this piece is really quite interesting indeed!

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  24. That's quite a structure, I love the way your buildings are coloured.

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  25. A railway bridge that can open up to allow boats and ships is incredible. You have captured it from various angles beautifully.

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  26. The bridge is an amazing piece of art in itself. It certainly is well preserved. Love the detail in your photos of this bridge.

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  27. Lovely to see the bridge being conserved.

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  28. Those old bridges are so impressive. That big block of concrete was so strange.

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  29. Amazing photos. Excellent post!

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  30. Great shots of the bridge and I like how you detailed the structure so well.

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  31. That is a marvellous piece of engineering skill. Never would have thought it to be so old. The concrete block puzzles me too. Lovely view of the houses along the 'fjord' in the third shot.

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  32. It just so happens that the moment I opened your feed, we were studying trusses in my engineering class.

    Applied learning. Thank you!

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  33. sturdy, strong and grey...like them.

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  34. Interesting background.

    Paz

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  35. Morsomt - og jeg blir dirkete misunnelig. Slike bilder er det bare moro å både se og jobbe med.

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  36. I think it is time this year to visit Trindheim an d see this wonderful town, I'll do that.

    Hilser Hartmut

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  37. spectacular photos as always... beautiful structure.

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