Crossing the River Boyne outside Drogheda, and near the site of the Battle of the Boyne, the Boyne Suspension Bridge is the largest of its kind in Ireland, and has been hailed as a significant architectural achievement, built as it is in an area steepend in ancient history.
Standing 300 feet above the river, it took 3 years to complete, opening in 2003. Its design was chosen with regard to the protection of the areas natural environment, with stringent efforts made to respect and protect the delicate wildlife habitat below.
Although currently the bridge only caters for two lanes of traffic in each direction, it has been built with the foresight to allow this to expand to six lanes in total when the need arises.
The project was a joint venture between Irish construction giants SIAC and the English Cleveland Bridge Company that have erected similarly imposing suspension bridges throughout the world.
At night, the bridge is illumiated by powerful blue lamps, and its entire lenght is lit with a fine line of white fibre optics.
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krzychu30 (14986) 2012-06-03 8:30
wow,thatīs awesome.The bridge is certainly impressive,but I think itīs not the highlight of your composition,just this fantastic lighting condition and amazing cloud formations.The picture has really unique,kind of "mysterious" mood.
chrisvek (6997) 2012-06-03 9:26
Exciting atmosphere,which i can see it on the sky.Perfect colors and "game" with the shadows and lightning.Perfect symmetry and POV.Very well done!
rychem (16412) 2012-06-03 10:21
I like the graphism of the cables against brighter parts of the sky, nice idea
delpeoples (50651) 2012-06-03 19:37
Wow, great POV here. How did you get it? Were you driving...or standing in the middle of the road??? I love these suspension bridges, they make great subjects. We have a similar bridge (the Anzac) here in Sydney. If you want some ideas on other POVs, have a look at my Theme Anzac Bridge. But for the moment, this photo is great. Love the bluish tones and the sillhouettes, they add a sense of mystery, as does the slight vignetting at the corners. Good sharpness and the sky looks so dramatic. Thanks for sharing, have a great week.
jcpix (9274) 2013-03-30 19:09
What an awesome effect, the silhouette is almost like a spider web and the colors in the sky are dark and moody. The contrast is what stands out the most to me, and I love the feeling of an impending storm. Did you take this while driving over the bridge, or stop and get out? Either way I'd say it'd be worth getting a traffic ticket to nab this kind of shot! Really cool. The suspension wires look like giant dual guitar strings and the framing gives distinct symmetry. I'm really surprised it hasn't received more feedback!?? Anyway, great take on a seemingly routine object. Nicely done! Have a great one.