Friday, March 27, 2015

Another Old Bridge (w/pic)

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This bridge is on Route 16, south of Harrisville, West Virginia. It's not the picture I'd hoped for, but it was the best that I could get one-handed at 30MPH. You'll notice the "posts" every few feet. Between the posts are several narrow, arched "windows," giving the side of the bridge an appearance somewhat like a porch rail. Keep in mind that the posts and areas between are one single casting of concrete. You'll never find such artistic work on highways ever again. That bridge was probably made in the 1930's, when craftsmanship was still an honored tradition. Pity us. © 2015


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5 comments:

Lady Locust said...

Back when they made things that were not only functional, but pleasing to the eye and long-lasting.

Gorges Smythe said...

Amen, LL!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

A lot of the bridges around here date from the 1930s. Most are gone but there are still a few still in use.

Chickenmom said...

Still have a few of those old ones around here, mostly on the back roads.Usually the have the date carved in them, too.

Gorges Smythe said...

Same here, SF.

Yes, Cm. most DO have the date on them.