Monday, January 19, 2009

My World #14

This is my posting for the My World meme . It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar,Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 102 people showing their worlds to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

I started a series of bridges in My World # 8. Last week was the second in the series and this week I give you the Haymaker Parkway Bridge. It was named after John Haymaker who came from Pittsburgh, PA to the banks of the Cuyahoga River in 1805 the year when Ohio became a state. In 1807 he built a grist mill on the river. This is the only bridge in town that crosses both the Cuyahoga River and the railroad tracks that split the city of Kent into two parts. This is at the crossing of State Routes 59 and 43 in Kent. You can see it is well lit and has protection from anyone jumping off the bridge.
This is a view from the river of the bridge from river level. You can see it is a high level bridge.
This is a view from under the bridge showing the structure of the bridge and the graffiti that people have left on the span.

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41 comments:

Carver said...

I am always interested in bridges. I like how you showed it from different spots.

Darla said...

The sky is so pretty in that first photo. Okay, I am now convinced that you should be a history teacher. Straight to the point with a lot of info. Job well done.

Mirage said...

I have yet to visit the bridges here but I wont go until its warmer hehe...love that you went all the way down to show us a good view. Enjoy your week!

Sara G said...

Great post and photo's!
Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.

Glennis said...

Another interesting bridge from your town. Doesn't look like theres any fishing to be done here.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That IS a tall bridge, FG. Sad that it needs fencing to keep people from jumping off...but truth be told we have similar fencing on a few tall bridges in Toronto...so it must be a universal problem.

I hope the graffiti is interesting and not the junky kind!

Louise said...

I like walking under bridges like this and listening to the sound the traffic makes.

Babooshka said...

Me and bridges. It's the thing about them connecting two points I think interest me, and of course the varying angles. Nod to the history too. Great stuff.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I also like bridges, Tom. I associate them with our lives. We humans are on a journey --and we do cross many bridges in our lives, some bridges to our future and some--bridges to nowhere!!!! Want me to preach you a sermon???? Nah!!!
Betsy

George said...

Thanks for continuing your bridge series, Tom. You gave some interesting views as well as information about this bridge.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

interesting background history about the bridge and the photos are good captures.
thanks for sharing with us.
enjoyed reading.

have a great week.

Skies said...

That's a great photo fishing guy. Thanks again for sharing that part of your world. We have different worlds here. Happy Tuesday!

imac said...

Interesting post Fishing Guy, love the bridge theme.

Shellmo said...

What a tall bridge! Too bad some people had to put grafitti on it - never understood that!

SandyCarlson said...

That's one heck of a bridge! Thanks for the history and for the view.

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ewok1993 said...

Like Carver, I am always interested in bridges. Keep them coming.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Very impressive.
Blessings,Ruth

Rural Writer said...

Interesting post. I liked learning more about the bridge and the good pictures.

Guy D said...

I love bridge shots and these one's are great. Thanks for sharing these.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Wren said...

I'm enjoying seeing the bridges through your eyes - I like the way you look at the same one from many different angles.

Swarna said...

I suppose a bridge can mean so many things - progress, gap-fller / (distance-shortener). I first thought I was watching skywatch pics! :)

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy: the series are always nice, aren't they? Months ago I started a sundial series which can give great satisfaction.
These photos of the bridge, taken from different points, are really very interesting.

precious said...

Interesting. The bridges. The info, too!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Why people feel the need to put graffiti all over it beyond my comprehension. Beautiful pics Tom.

Dirk said...

Great structure, I like this sort of constructions, nice pictures.
Strange but I didn't saw Mr.Linky at the home-pc so couldn't sign in. Now at an other computer manage to sign in. Looking forward for the views all over the world.

Esther Garvi said...

Hi there!

I don't think I would find more than one bridge in the area where I'm living, so thanks for sharing!
Warm greetings from West Africa!
Esther

PS: So glad you got the name right last time! :-D

Reader Wil said...

It looks like a very strong and solid bridge. It's a pity that there are always people trying to jump of bridges, and that therefore such a fence was needed.Good post, Tom!

Arija said...

I bet you know every river crossing with your propensity for fishing. Pity about the cages so you can't cast a line over the side.

Tipper said...

I liked the Haymaker Bridge!

Luiz Ramos said...

Good series. Bridges are beautiful.
Love mainly old bridges.

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks fishing guy for sharing another bridge with us! :)

soulbrush said...

what great photos.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great picture from your area Fishing Guy.... give it a week or two while I get back into the swing of things and I might jump on board as well...;o)

Thank you for stopping by to welcome Wiggers World back to blog land.

Mary said...

Another interesting bridge. You do have a lot of them to show us...a unique way to show your town.

Carletta said...

Nice continuing series!

Michele said...

So many bridges in your area, aren't they?
We just seem to be all on one level around our little town except for the old wooden bridges across the rivers and train trestles...
You did well on this post, I found it quite informative!
(Hug)

Tina said...

FG,
You really captured some interesting perspectives on those bridges. I always have loved bridges and have collected some great prints and paintings of bridges..Nice post!

theArthurClan said...

This is a wonderful series of photos. I really like the angle and view you captured in your second photo. Wonderful!

Gattina said...

I like to go under bridges and look up !

Kathiesbirds said...

It looks very utilitatrian. I like artistic and picturesque bridges. Your photos bring out the beauty, however. I like the shot from below with the pylons that hold up the bridge. The first shot invites you into the photo. Nice angle you shot these at.