Saturday, March 7, 2009

a tale of two bridges


The bridge on the right served travelers crossing the Connecticut River from Vermont to New Hampshire until it became unsafe and was replaced by this new bridge, designed to mirror the arched aesthetic of its older sister.

12 comments:

Greensboro Daily said...

The first thing that comes to mind is that, "if the design isn't broken, don't fix it!"

brattcat said...

Our community definitely agrees with you.

Danial said...

Hi
It's no new no old but it's attractive bridges.

Tanya said...

I like that they copied the original!

Have a great weekend :)

Clueless in boston said...

Was the new one built by the Seabees too? The design is so old its now retro.

mo_inoh said...

its always good to have a back up bridge. great picture

Afyonkarahisar said...

Interestingly, a bridge, an architectural work interesting.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i love the old house thursday. excellent red and the door is great. I also like that both of us posted fresh produce on Friday. I like Farmer's markets and am glad you support them also. Your bridges are grat also.

Lenola Daily Photo said...

Fine and curious, never say old-fashioned!

Hyde DP said...

Do they plan to demolish the old bridge or restore it and make what we call a "dual-carriageway" or maybe open the old one just for pedestrians, cyclists and horse-riders?

JM said...

Quite interesting! Old and new side by side.

slim said...

I would just like to see the old bridge get a new coat of paint . . . but then that costs a bundle of money . . . and it costs a bundle of money to demolish the old one . . . now I see ;-) You caught this at the right time with snow blocking the pathway of the old.