CFFC: Bridges

I am fairly certain that I take photos of bridges everywhere I go, sometimes inadvertently, but mostly on purpose. I love the architecture of the bridges, as well as the scenery surrounding them. I have gathered a few of my bridge photos for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC): Bridges.

Sometimes, I cannot help but take photos of iconic bridges, such as the Golden Gate Bridge. I have tried to find different perspectives of the bridge, since I know it is well photographed. This view is from the parks west of the bridge on the San Francisco side, during a rare, clear day. The parks have some cool trails along the cliffs, if you dare to leave your car parked there. There are also some interesting military leftovers that you can check out on this side of the bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge from Land’s End Park, west of San Francisco on a clear day; captured with 50mm DSLR lens.

Some bridges are not as famous, but if you live somewhere long enough, you know just where to find them. This next bridge is over Arizona’s largest lake, Roosevelt Lake.

Theodore Roosevelt Bridge over Arizona’s Roosevelt Lake; captured with 50mm DSLR lens.

Some bridges are for driving over or admiring from a distance, but once in a while, if you look under them, you might find something even more interesting or rare.

Bridge over Colorado River in northern Arizona.

A pair of endangered California condors hanging out under Colorado River bridge in northern Arizona.

I think this next bridge is fairly popular, depending on whether or not you have visited Sedona, Arizona. It does get quite crowded in the spring and summer, as it is on the way to Arizona’s natural waterpark, Slide Rock State Park.

Bridge over Oak Creek in Sedona, Arizona.

I love taking photos of bridges over larger rivers, too. While the architectural feat of getting over such a big river is amazing, I usually can’t stop staring at the river and its surroundings.

Bridge over Missouri River, between Iowa and Nebraska; captured with 50mm DSLR lens.

And, of course, I have to end this post back in my part of the world–southern California. Some bridges are just for trains, and some are for people, which we have plenty of along the California coastline.

Train bridge over Gaviota State Beach, near Santa Barbara, California; captured with 50mm DSLR lens.

Ocean Beach Pier in San Diego, California.

Published by Dawn Palmer

I am an avid nature and ecology lover and enjoy sharing my photography in my blog writings. I will often be out early in the morning or late in the evening with my camera, trying to capture the peacefulness and beauty around me.

11 thoughts on “CFFC: Bridges

  1. I think you will like this. Milford Street spent some time photographing every bridge in New Hampshire. If you love bridges, this is a must see. These are all historic bridges with a whole lot of rustic charm.

    [Edit: The comment would not post because it included a link to Milford’s blog.]

    If you search Milford Street you should find his blog. Click on the tab “Historic covered bridges of New Hampshire”.

    Have you seen the OB pier from the Mission Beach side of the jetty? I was thinking that would be an interesting post showing all of the piers in San Diego — OB, Imperial Beach, Crystal Pier (Pacific Beach), Scripps Pier (La Jolla) and Oceanside. (My grandpa spent every day of his retirement fishing off the Oceanside pier. If he didn’t catch anything, no matter, he still had a great time.)

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    1. I canโ€™t wait to check out his blog! Thank you!

      I have been to all of those piers, including the Mission Beach side. That would make for a cool post to include photos of all them. ๐Ÿ˜Ž


      1. I especially liked the bridges in Arizona. Never knew that there was a bridge in Sedona..really cool. Piers are the best bridges over the ocean. Great pictures!

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      2. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š I agree with you on the piers. ๐Ÿ˜Ž And I think a lot of people miss that bridge in Sedona because theyโ€™re too busy looking up at the awesome red rocks.


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