No Trespassing


 This past week we had a bit of free time on our hands.  What to do but climb over a gate with a no trespassing sign attached.  As punishment  for this, a snake slithered right across this road into a small stream.  

I did not like this event at all.   




Our goal was this abandoned bridge.  In it's previous life it connected two roads in our small county.  With newer roads, traffic was rerouted.  Prior to that, a ferry took people across the river.  





Many years ago I took some photos of this gem, but that was when my kids were little.  It needed a revisit.  



While I was admiring the overgrowth and lack of flooring, the man of the house decided to walk out to the middle of the bridge.  




In my opinion, a really bad idea.  You can see me chastising him in this photo.  



However, he did get a great photo.  




"Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us."  

Bruce Jackson  



Comments

  1. Loved your pictures this morning. The snake was the only 'down' part!

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  2. yikes! trespassing, then taking your life into your own hands, again. :)

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  3. Morning, love that old bridge, such pretty pictures.Blessings Francine.

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  4. Cool photos of the bridge.. I would have been chicken and a worry wart.. I am glad all is well and your got great photos.. Happy Sunday!

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  5. Ooh, yes, I'd have been a bit afraid too but you're right, the pic is fabulous with that fresh, sweet, young green foliage!

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  6. You're right....he did get a great pix. Love the look of the browns of the bridge and woods, with the soft greens of new spring growth. Glad to see that spring is coming to your neck of the woods.

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  7. Most of those have been replaced around here, I took photos of them years ago, if they built steel bridges now, they wouldn't have to rebuild them every few years.

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  8. That Jackson quote certainly work with last photo. Framed, for sure. Another fine image for SAM.

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  9. Gosh, how interesting . . . . the steels look perfectly ok. Shame the flooring has gone.
    lol . . . . I can jus see you chastising him . . . . . but boys will be boys! . . . and the photos are fantastic.
    Glad it was just a close encounter with the snake.
    The sign reminds me of one I saw during mt cross country running days, "Beware of the dog ~ survivors will be prosecuted!" . . . lol

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  10. Thanks for this quote and the beautiful images!

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  11. That bridge is beautiful with the greenery around it. Too bad about the flooring, and I would have been chastising like you did. Thanks for sharing these stunning images. I really love that road going around the bend. Have a great day!

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    1. Stephanie, it was a great area. Thanks for visiting!

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  12. What a perfect example of how the earth will reclaim itself eventually. Great photos. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. Scary being out on that bridge! ;-)

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  14. We still were using ones like that till a few years ago when an Interstate one fell down in Mpls. Then the State found some money to fix that & upgrade some county ones.....

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  15. Wow- what a beautiful old bridge, and shoot yeah, I would have been chastising, too!

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  16. Very nice photos, I like the young tree growing up through the bridge. I am glad you did not lose anyone in that walk across the bridge!

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  17. I'm very fond of bridges but this one I would not wonder onto, too many holes.
    Merle...........

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  18. I do love the old bridges like this, but you couldn't have paid me enough to walk out on it now!

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    1. Rose, there was no way I was walking out on that thing! lol

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  19. Awesome old bridge.....and with age, it is such a great topic to photo. Glad the man of the house made it back across safely.

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  20. I'm not sure I have ever seen a standing bridge that was as deteriorated as this one. I would NEVER walk out on it.

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  21. I would have been concerned for my camera...lol...lovely photos...

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    1. I was! I made him wear it around his neck! lol

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  22. Signs like that just make you want to break the rule! haha. Great photos of that neat old bridge. Glad your man didn't fall through!

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  23. Love that last shot. I would not be happy about the snake.

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  24. What a beautiful bridge, such a cool place to shoot pictures!

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  25. oh what a beautiful old bridge! great shots!

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  26. Awesome picture! The quote sure works too!

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  27. You do find such lovely things to take. And beautiful. This bridge wow!

    I enjoy browsing in your blog and commenting as well.

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  28. What a cool place - very nice.

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  29. loved seeing this old bridge. it reminds me of one about 5 miles from me, now abandoned as well.
    Great Pics!
    -Lisa

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  30. I like the look of this place. Loved the photos. Snake? Camera out and then I'd be out of there :)

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  31. Oh wow...what an awesome bridge! I would have been all about that too. When I was a little girl, there were several of these old bridges around and they nearly scared to death to cross one in a car! There was an accident too, where a lady ran over the side in her car and lost her life. I dreamed about this incident many times. These days, you would find me out there crossing it like you did....great photos!

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  32. Yeah, men are like that--walking out where they shouldn't! What a cool bridge.

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  33. Great bridge pictures Michelle, I really like them, it looks like a wonderful old subject...

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  34. What a great adventure! Very cool pics. You certainly don't see something like that every day. A tip of the hat to SAM -- nice work!

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  35. That is so neat! I saw a snake today. Guess they are out again.

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  36. A great old bridge - nice photos! Glad SAM made it back safely!

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  37. What an interesting bridge. Snakes, not so much! Yikes.

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  38. Worth hopping across the No Trespassing for these excellent photos.
    Exceptional . . .

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  39. oooooo Michele, it was so worth it....I trespass all the time and like you, capture some amazing views!!

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  40. Very nice bridge! But where is our snake pic?
    ~

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  41. Yikes - that would have been a bit (more than a bit) scary to walk over!!!

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  42. That is so very cool! I would have been standing next to you chastising my husband as well, though.

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  43. This is a really interesting photo series on the bridge.

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