Day 131

A non-trail bridge

August 4th, 2010


  1. Sera says:

    Beautiful, look how calm the water is.

  2. Candice In Alabama says:

    It’s a mighty spectacular non-trail bridge!

  3. Lori says:

    The weather is perfect today — mid 80’s low humidity and CLEAR! It’s been very smokey around here the past few days due to fires burning in British Columbia & Central Washington. The wind changed direction this a.m.

  4. katzien in austin says:

    Wow, it’s just beatiful! I pictured Idaho as as flat corn fields like in Field of Dreams.

    • April from CA says:

      I believe your thinking of Iowa. I used to live there and noticed people often get confused by Iowa, Idaho and Ohio. Common mistake. :)

    • Lori says:

      It’s more like that in some Southern parts of Idaho. Idaho’s a much bigger state than many people realize. Not as big as Montana, but big… 300 miles East/West at the Southern end, and nearly 500 miles North/South. There’s a huge variety of terrain.

      Funny story about big Western states — several years ago, I worked for a company headquartered in So.Calif. When the ‘big wigs’ would come see me on business, often they would call ahead & ask “where do I fly in to… Boise? Then rent a car?” My answer — “SURE! If you feel like driving 8 hours on a winding two-lane road. Or you can fly to Spokane International & drive over in 30 minutes.” ;-}

      • April from CA says:

        Thanks for that info, Lori! It’s true about western states being diverse. CA certainly is. Yeah, and as a SoCal person, I bet I would ask that same airport question! LOL

  5. This one is for “lovers of bridges”…and there are a lot of them out there…covered, wooden, arch, stone, girder, suspension, etc…all loved by someone…and this one is a “salable” print…just beautiful…

  6. Barb V from Michigan says:


  7. Don in Tennessee says:

    This again is a spectacular photograph. I love old bridges especially in areas that look like this. I will bet the birds were happy flying around and the fish were jumping in the water. We all need to get away and check these kind of places out more often. Life is to short not to experience this kind of beauty.

  8. MN Roxanne says:

    Beautiful shot as usual… love the reflection of it all in the water… you are having great weather- yeah!!

  9. deanna valenti meyer says:

    W-O-W. What’s amazing to me is the fact that this bridge must have had the same architect as some of our bridges here in Southern WA. This looks eerily familiar to our current I-5 bridge that crosses the Columbia River into Portland. Gorgeous right? Yeah, many people here want to tear our bridge down and put in just concrete (because it’s cheap). It makes me angry because after living in SoCal where all freeways are just concrete, I appreciate the beauty in these things. I mean, would you tear down the Brooklyn Bridge and just put in concrete? NO!

    Alright…I’m off my soapbox now. Had to get that off my chest. Thanks for listening.

    No matter what…I do LOVE this picture!

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      Oh I hear you deanna. We had an old bridge like this across a river here and it was so beautiful. We have several like these over rivers here but one in particular. How it was situated in the trees and over a small babbling part of a river it was so picturesque. But the bridge was falling all apart and needed replaced. So, some architect or engineer(no offense Matt) designed this massive concrete walled thing in a different section over the river and it’s awful looking. You can’t see the river any more, they put this turn in the road along with this bridge, it totally ruined any charm that was there. And they tore down the old bridge too. Now it’s just an awful looking chunk of concrete. You wouldn’t even know there’s a river under it. So, I guess I’m on the soap box with ya!

  10. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    I love this bridge and it’s coloring. You say it’s a non trail bridge though, what exactly does that mean? Can you cross it? Is it something newer that got put in? What makes it a non trail bridge?

    • Belle Zora says:

      It’s on an automobile road off the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene’s. I admit that I’ve spent so much time on the great paved trails in this region (Centennial Trail, Trail of the Coeur d’Alene’s, Hiawatha Trail, etc.) that, even though I love them, I’m taking them for granted. Reading all the comments kind of chokes me up with gratitude. Heading out to Heyburn State Park to camp and walk this trail from at least Plummer to Harrison.

      • Jeff says:

        Belle (hello for the first time) – this is what is cool about this ‘whole” thing…to see what others have in thier parts of the country. I take for granted the NYC skyline. We have “paved old railroad lines” but none with the beauty and majesty of these. Enjoy your camp and walk about. Remember us all as you do so. Keep the energy of this walk alive. And when you see the person coming the other way… Wave and Smile…..even if they don’t return it….because .. “we may never meet again” might come true.

  11. deb says:

    Beautiful! Looks like a photograph from a scenic calendar or jigsaw puzzle.

  12. Stephen says:

    Great perspective on the bridge shot Matt! I’m familiar with different types of bridges since the graphic design agency I work at has Canada’s Federal Bridge Corporation as one of its clients. We design their annual report every year and plug in numerous images of major bridges. Your bridge photos remind me of images we’ve used in the past. Here’s a link to their website which has a photo gallery on its homepage:

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