Friday, July 24, 2009

The Astoria-Megler Bridge





With the fog rolling in - I was able to get some wonderful captures of this magnificent bridge!

The Astoria-Megler Bridge, which was formally dedicated August 27, 1966, stretches 4.1 miles from Astoria, Oregon, across the mouth of the Columbia River, to Point Ellice, Washington. Its construction was an impressive feat. The bridge’s main span is 1,232 feet in length, the longest “continuous truss” in North America.

Remember to click on each photo for a higher resolution view!

18 comments:

Sheila said...

B&W is striking! Composition spot on.

Dot and Ken Hoffman said...

Beautiful photos (as always, you have such a great eye!!!)

Galina Nikolova said...

Beautiful!
Kind regards

Cheryl said...

AWESOME as usual:) oxox

David Patterson said...

Thank you Sheila, Dot/Ken, Galina, and Cheryl!!

Paintings by Patricia said...

That is an amazing bridge and the photos are spectacular.

Shoshana from The Art Corner said...

Very lovely photos!

Casey Klahn said...

My family and I took the opportunity to cross her in June. Foggy, wouldn't you know.

I recall crossing it with my family when it was new, BTW.

Thanks for these great photos, David!

Marian Fortunati said...

Gorgeous photos, David!
My favorite is the one on the upper right! ... WOW!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

So interesting David! I love it that you notice these striking scenes, take the trouble to record them, and share them with us.

Cat Ludwig Studio said...

Gorgeous images! They are outstanding.

I was going to google the Columbia River to research the area. I want so badly to live by water when we retire. I live in Kansas. We are looking into Oregon and Washington. We've never been, but want to travel there in the next year. After seeing your photos, I want to come asap!

David Patterson said...

Thank you everyone! Cat...you would love both the Oregon and Washington Coasts...there are amazing places!

Chuck Dilmore said...

David,
Just stunning work, Sir.

Thank you!

Laurie said...

David, Your work is so beautiful and inspirational...Seeing the world through your eyes brightens my day. Thanks for the journey into your gallery!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Oh David, I am so in love with the first and second images where the bridge dips down level and seems to go on and on. Awesome. Hope you are well, these are fab.

David Patterson said...

Thank you Chuck, Laurie, and Tina!!

Karen said...

You have quite an eye! With every visit here, I enjoy what you have to share.

David Patterson said...

Thank you Karen...what a nice comment!