If ever the epithet 'Minimalism' could be ascribed to a bridge, then it would probably be here.
I am endeavouring to create a 5 shot panorama to show the whole view, ( it wont stitch, yet ! ) but in so doing realised what an incredibly lean and slim bridge this is. This bookmark image shows what I mean.
I admired its beauty nearly 40 years ago, when I drove past it on my way north to the Highlands, and it has taken nearly 40years to get back to view it properly !
It is a cable stayed box girder construction, but compared to today's structures, it seems to have less of everything, even down to just two ( vast, admittedly ) cables.
This paucity may be the reason that ( and I quote from Wiki ) ;
During construction of the bridge, a major collapse of the West Gate Bridge in Australia, a bridge of a similar construction, saw re-calculations in the design and it was found that it would fail to meet new standards developed as a result of the Merrison Report on the collapse of West Gate Bridge. As these standards were not published until two years later, the bridge was further stiffened after its opening.
Whatever the merits of all that, it remains a beautiful and eyecatching structure.
Wiki entry in full here
Other pictures here
WS of more bridge here
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npecanhuk (54207) 2013-01-25 15:10
Sharpness, exposure, colors, bookmark format, chosen pov and minimalist composition are excellent!
TFS - congrats,
ACL1978 (6103) 2013-01-26 16:12
This is a really unique way to represent a bridge, Martin, and I'm surprised it didn't get more comments. Minimal? Maybe... stark? Definitely. Not a lot of frills on this. The beauty comes from the thin profile and the lovely light, not to mention the hint of a reflection in the water. Nice idea - looking forward as well to the panorama, should it stitch itself.
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3214)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-12
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk 2, Canon 24-105mm L f4 IS USM
- Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-25 5:05