When returning to work from lunch the other day, I noticed there were police and construction people all over one of these 'Structurally Deficient' bridges. They changed the traffic pattern so traffic only flows in one direction to reduce the load on the bridge. The bridge also has some nasty curves leading to it which contribute to many accidents.
I did some investigation on the PennDOT website and discovered this bridge was constructed in ... 1838!!! (I'm not sure if I believe that date)
The website has lots of other information on the condition of the bridge (wait a few seconds for Google Maps to switch to street view), but I was fascinated to learn that it was built so long ago. Since this is a major road, I'm assuming the bridge will be demolished and replaced with a boring, ugly modern structure, so I decided to get up close and personal and get some shots. I hope you enjoy it. Too bad no one was around to video tape my approach to the bridge. It was very overgrown with lots of poison ivy and I was doing all kinds of funky steps to avoid it.
Submitted for Weekend Reflections #37 and Shadow Shot #108 (I actually try to get multiple themes in my photos)
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.4-3.5 USM lens
10mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/80 sec @ f5.6