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Lowell Covered Bridge #3

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 10 March 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Until 1981, some of the heaviest truck traffic in Oregon passed through the Lowell Bridge. It was closed that year when a modern concrete span was built paralleling the old wooden one. Prior to the closure, a dump truck passing through the bridge with its bed raised extensively damaged the span.

Pentax K200D 1/45 second F/4.0 ISO 400 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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larans from Lund, Sweden

Here are som really interesting constructions and details to study in this great capture!

10 Mar 2011 5:23am

@larans: Thank you very much Larans! ;-)

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Interesting angle.

10 Mar 2011 5:35am

@Mirjam: Thank you very much Mirjam! ;-)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful structure and good angle

10 Mar 2011 6:35am

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful detailed view of these spans - very intricate work.

10 Mar 2011 8:08am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent structures of this bridge and appear well preserved! Very good image frien Eric! A hug, Adela

10 Mar 2011 8:34am

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

10 Mar 2011 8:44am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are very kind! ;-)

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

jolie charpente !

10 Mar 2011 9:22am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

I like this kind of details. Have a fine day!

10 Mar 2011 9:48am

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice point of view

10 Mar 2011 10:06am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you very much Elena! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

cool construction and your frame too , Eric ;)

10 Mar 2011 10:39am

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

What a magnificent craftsmanship to build this construction from wood. Good angle to show this in your picture.

10 Mar 2011 11:20am

@Göran: Thank you very much Goran! Yes, this type of craftmanship is rapidly disappearing...... ;-)

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Very good angle and framing offering a great close-up view and perspective of the spans...excellent shot, Eric!

10 Mar 2011 11:29am

@Anne: Thank you very much Anne! ;-)

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Amazing skill goes into building these bridges!

10 Mar 2011 11:32am

@GJC: Thank you very much GJC! ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

You show here the fantastic work of this ceiling, good document!

10 Mar 2011 12:51pm

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

What an intricate structure! I think most people have no idea how difficult it was to build such a bridge, what skill was necessary to achieve such perfection!

10 Mar 2011 12:55pm

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! Yes, it is definitely the work of a master craftsman..... ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I'm interested in the structure. Nice shot.

10 Mar 2011 1:02pm

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Magnifique charpente.))
Bel angle de vue.

10 Mar 2011 1:29pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Juliango from Caen, France

Une bien belle charpente graphique à souhait !!!!

10 Mar 2011 2:19pm

@Juliango: Merci beaucoup Julien et bienvenue sur mon blog! S'il vous plaît revenir et visiter bientôt ... ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice detail of this historic bridge. They have so much character compared to modern cement ones.

10 Mar 2011 2:29pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! Yes, it seems that today we go for utilitarian rather than these works of craftmanship..... ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fascinating shot of the interior. I love these old bridges.

10 Mar 2011 2:47pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! Yes, I am with you ...... ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat capture

10 Mar 2011 2:59pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Joli graphisme, une compo original, bien vu ;)

10 Mar 2011 3:08pm

@DowsherVision: Merci beaucoup DowsherVision! ;-)

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Nice game of lines !!

10 Mar 2011 3:37pm

@BBM: Thank you very much BBM! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful and graphic ! Great color of wood !

10 Mar 2011 3:54pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Is it closed now? Beautiful and charming construction!

10 Mar 2011 3:55pm

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! Yes, it is closed now.... ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A Fantastic view of the detail here, Eric. What a painstaking process these bridges must have been to build...you should be commended for the really super job you are doing here..really well done, sir!

10 Mar 2011 5:01pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! ;-)

Franz from Baden, Austria

intriguing and - to the layman - confusing criss-cross of beams and girders! great light and dof!

10 Mar 2011 5:01pm

@Franz: Thank you very much Franz! ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this PoV a lot

10 Mar 2011 5:55pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beaux détails de la charpente du pont!

10 Mar 2011 6:08pm

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Excellent detail. This might be a good sepia subject later.

10 Mar 2011 6:31pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Thank you very much Kristen! Yes, I will give it a whirl...... ;-)

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Good shot, nice angle

10 Mar 2011 8:09pm

@Graham Russon: Thank you very much Graham! ;-)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great view into this ceiling. I love the patterns again and all the nice colors.

10 Mar 2011 8:12pm

@Bettina: Thank you very much Bettina! ;-)

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

quaint and fanciful image - great capture!

10 Mar 2011 8:51pm

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! ;-)

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I really like the patterns of the structure. Well seen and shot Eric.

10 Mar 2011 9:11pm

@bluechameleon: Thank you very much Sharon! ;-)

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

Thank you Eric for showing us so many things about these great constructions.

10 Mar 2011 9:14pm

@dagilmar: Thank you very much Daniel! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Great angle. Beautiful structure and wonderful construction and details. Love the light and colour, Eric! Excellent shot. :)

10 Mar 2011 10:12pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Love the angle you used for this photo. Amazing craftsmanship in these bridges. Well captured Eric!

10 Mar 2011 10:53pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Excellent study in lines.

11 Mar 2011 1:17am

@Ralph Jones: Thank you very much Ralph! ;-)

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Great shot Eric, nice point of view !

11 Mar 2011 1:57am

@Satvik: Thank you very much Satvik! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Interesting capture..we see the beam work but also part of the roof from the inside..

11 Mar 2011 1:35pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)