Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ruby Tuesday #14: Bridge Over Bogue


"Causeway Bridge"
Atlantic Beach, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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Of all the shots I took in and around Atlantic Beach last October, this one is one of my very favorites. In fact, I had trouble deciding which meme to post it in for a long time. But the red channel marker finally sealed it. This is the Causeway Bridge between Morehead City and Atlantic Beach. You're loking at it from the Atlantic Beach end just before sunset.
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16 comments:

Doctor Err said...

that really SHOWS that bridge.
frigging totally unnecessary for that shit to be so high up. my driving in NC stops at the bridges.
Actually, my seeing stops there.

Mojo said...

Actually, it kinda is necessary for the bridge to be that high. The channel in Bogue Sound is a shipping lane, so in order to get... ships under the bridge, it was either that or keep the old drawbridge. Which nobody liked because it was totally unnecessary to have a railroad crossing over the water.

The bridge at the other end of this island going into Swansboro is at least this high too. so's the one between Morehead City and Beaufort.

Daryl said...

nice rise ... interesting pilings .. I give a 8 because you really cant dance to it .. tho you could sway .. .


:-Daryl

Robin said...

I love the lines of the bridge, what a graceful looking arch.

When we were boating at my folks' place this summer my daughter's "job", which she took VERY seriously, was to yell "Grandpa, buoy!" whenever see saw one - she's have loved your red channel marker.

Gmj said...

This is fun, I get to look and not drive it. I rode it once. It's not the most fun I've ever had. But this is nice to see it this way.

Ralph said...

That bridge looks quite empty at this time - no hurricanes on the way to fill it up both ways to leave...

The bridge is tall enough to let the fishing boats pass. Like the fisherman on another RT, the faster the fresh Atlantic fish get to a restaurant, the better eatin' for us! Therefore, 'GO BRIDGE!'

Rambling Woods said...

That is a very interesting looking bridge...

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~Just Me Miranda~ said...

This is a great bridge,love the red sign!

Dora said...

What's the sign about?

Dirk said...

I like this picture of a nice bridge, great.

Catherine said...

This curve is stunning. I've never seen a bridge with that incline.
What surprise me even more is all this piling of pillars!
In fact the bridge 'grabs attention' and this Red sign is here to remind us we're Tuesday.
Great find for you, Mojo.

Pea in a Pod said...

The curve on the bridge is stunning! Nice capture:)

Cheers,
Yen

spiCes said...

that looks like a lovely place, and wonderful oldish shot:)
spiCes

Dianne said...

everything about this shot is fantastic

the shape of the bridge
the startling splash of red
the warmer tones of the bridge and the sky

just beautiful!!

maryt/theteach said...

I think you made a very wise choice, Mojo! :) I love how the red marker draws the eye... Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! And Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Kay said...

I am a total fraidy cat when it comes to bridges.

This shot makes me feel slightly queasy.

But nice dollop of red : )