Photo a Day Challenge


The pedestrian bridge measures 1600’ long and utilizes the pilings of an abandoned railroad bridge.


15 responses

  1. they way you find so many subject photos from one subject is amazing, this is an amazing photo

    March 29, 2012 at 5:29 am

  2. Scott

    John, did you climb out onto one of the I-beams to get this shot? Or is this taken from one of the fishing platforms you mentioned?

    March 29, 2012 at 7:15 am

    • Actually Lois took this shot from an observation platform. The image was flipped from left to right. (Then I pulled her out of the water)

      March 29, 2012 at 7:33 am

  3. thellino

    Very well done, there are lines in three directions!

    March 29, 2012 at 7:37 am

  4. Beautiful processing as always

    March 29, 2012 at 8:30 am

  5. B &W is perfect for this photo–it lets the eye concentrate on the lines.

    March 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

  6. Lois, you have a great eye for compositions.
    This is outstanding!

    March 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm

  7. Great lines and I love the B&W processing

    March 30, 2012 at 2:41 am

  8. LOVE this one! Composition, DOF and great B/W processing!

    March 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm

  9. steven

    I suppose if no train is to ever cross this bridge it is good to have a walkway to imagine a train crossing! Mind if I ask which railroad it was, and the year of abandonment?

    March 31, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    • A bridge across Little Lake Butte des Morts opened in Nov. of 1861. “It was wide enough for two wagons to pass safely . . . This replaced a floating pontoon bridge built in 1853. The railroad [later identified as the Chicago & North Western Railroad Company] installed a side track at the west end of the bridge . . .” In 1909 the C&NW planned to upgrade to a double track and in 1911 replaced the bridge with a steel bridge wide enough for two tracks, but only one track was ever completed and used. The pilings of the 1911 bridge provide the basis for the pedestrian bridge.

      The above info is taken from “Neenah-Menasha Railroads,” an unpublished article by Larry E. Easton.

      I have been unable to find the date of abandonment.

      April 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm

  10. What a fabulous perspective. The bridge makes such a wonderful leading line.

    March 31, 2012 at 9:23 pm

  11. This is fabulous in b&w, magnificent visual interest!

    April 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

  12. Like the B&W processing.

    April 5, 2012 at 10:04 am

  13. Great composition!

    April 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm

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