Monday, January 26, 2009

My World #15

This is my posting for the My World meme . It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar,Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 101 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'm going to show one more bridge across the Cuyahoga River. This is the closest to my house and one I use quite often. It is a two lane arched bridge. This picture was taken shortly after a train derailment and the bridge was closed.
The city finally opened one lane after several weeks. this has caused much congestion in the area. There was a sewage line damaged and the crane is being used to assist repairs.
This is a view from the side showing the cement structure over the river and one of the train tracks.


You can see the damage to the cars from the derailment. The cars were carrying coal and it also had to be cleaned-up. You can click on the photos to get a better view.
The coal is under the snow in this shot.
The bridges of Kent are in trouble with two of the 5 main bridges being repaired.
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44 comments:

Louise said...

That sounds like a lot of inconvenience with so much work being done on bridges!

kjpweb said...

Ouch - a catastrophe so close to home, huh?
Good post!
Cheers, Klaus

Jedediah said...

I hope no-one was hurt! You still have so much snow...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

With two bridges closed for repairs it must be very difficult to get around. I can only imagine the congestion at rush hour! Interesting post, FG.

Babooshka said...

Cold and chaotic. Not what you need. I hate closed bridges. Interesting choice,

WillThink4Wine said...

Oh, dear. We often take for granted all of our modern conveniences, such as bridges. I hope no one was hurt badly.

ewok1993 said...

Great post.

imac said...

Lots of work there Fishing Guy, great shots.

Susie of Arabia said...

Gee - a catastrophe in the snow, no less! What I would give for a little snow right about now...!!!
http://susieofarabia.wordpress.com/

starnitesky said...

It makes life difficult with bridge and road closures, glad to read it is open now. Great photos.

Carver said...

That can create such disruptions when bridges are damaged. Good shots.

Guy D said...

I love the way you capture your shots, another great Myworld post.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love bridges, construction, and crashes (where nobody gets hurt). Thanks.

Darla said...

Oh my! Great photos and story, sound a little frighting to me. Hope no one was hurt. How are you feeling? Mouth sore?

Jo Castillo said...

Cool pics. :)

George said...

What has been the effect on traffic of having so many bridge problems? I hope no one was hurt in the accident. Thanks for some very interesting photos.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a mess for someone to clean up.
Blessings,Ruth

Tom said...

Hi Tom- Those cars are really crumpled! I remember when I was a little boy, there was a train derailment near Kenmore, and my grandparents had to evacuate for the night since there was a threat of noxious fumes in the area. It was fun to have them over, and I don't think anybody was hurt.

One of my great great uncles was an engineer on the old tracks that went from through Kent and eventually to Marion. (maybe the old Erie railroad?) My grandmother and grandfather would always tell stories about him coming through Kent. Good stuff.

Tom

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Uggggh Tom, That looked like a horrible wreck.. Hope nobody was injured. AND--to have 2 of 5 bridges being repaired, I'm sure that makes alot of traffic problems in Kent. Sorry about that.

Thanks for sharing.. I enjoy your pictures.
Betsy

Janie said...

That train derailment looks like it made a big mess and caused some very inconvenient damage. Hope the repairs get done soon.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Interesting post, FG.
Some kids pushed a single rail car and it derailed in my cousins back yard. It left a bit hole. They called it the pond.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Looks sort of sloshy after the late January thaw, but it usually gets cold again for the first week of February. It's the freeze thaw cycle that has everyone second and third guessing until finally spring arrives ...

Jama said...

That's a lot of snow I see.....just looking at them make me feel cold.

Sara G said...

Great post and pictures.
Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.
Take care

SandyCarlson said...

Lovely shots. I eould love to folllow those tracks!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

We underwent a similar bridge repair in our tiny town last year. For 4 months half the town had to drive 45 mins around to get to town. We also had a similar crane in situ'. Interesting post FG.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a mess! And what a great post! Thanks for sharing. Have a good week.

chrome3d said...

Thanks for your reportage. Sounds very unconvenient.

Pietro said...

Another excellent post of your bridges collection.

Skies said...

It's good that another lane has been openned. Thanks for showing these images. I have different post of a road at my site :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Gosh what an awful thing to happen Tom. This was very interesting.

Shark Girl said...

Hi Fishing Guy! I got my blog roll working again, but I had to change themes to make it work.

My world has change as I now live in Tennessee. It's going to take some time getting used to the cold. I live up in the Mountains and will be getting some good photos for Sky Watch and My World. Sounds like fun :)

T and S said...

Your image beautifully depict the bridge, the damage and the overall state of things.

The Birdlady said...

What a mess!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Interesting pictures.

Tina said...

FG,
Boy that derailment really did some damage! Yikes and then having to clean it all up in this weather.
Was anyone hurt? hope not!
well stay warm and look for spring...its out there somewhere!!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Very interesting... We have many bridges around here and when just one gets closed the knock on effect to traffic is horrid.... great post this.

Tom

Tipper said...

Another great series of bridge shots. Really makes it inconvienent when a bridge is out.

Tink *~*~* said...

So much snow! I'm spoiled, I know. I can't tolerate even the thought of it any more. Hope you guys thaw out sooner rather than later, and drive safely too!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Mary said...

Train derailments are scary with some of the stuff they carry across our country! Glad it was only coal. Cities always seem to close as many possible routes at the same time :-) I guess you just have to focus on the new improved bridges when they are open again...eventually.

Arija said...

It is a real handicap when the infrastructure starts breaking down. Usually a lot at the same time as the initial building was done in a big burst. Very nice shots.

Dirk said...

Great pictures! Lucky it waren't wagons with people!

Tricia said...

A horrible accident looks like. I hope nobody was hurt in all of this!

We're iced in down here in SE Mo! I can't go to work or leave my house even & it's only going to get worse tonight!!!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Very interesting post. You can really see the impact by the remains off to the side in that one shot. Great shots.