Friday, May 3, 2019

Under The Tracks

The railway tracks, beside the Condo construction site that I showed last Thursday, run over this old bridge that is on a smaller side street. At least a couple of times each month large trucks trying to take a shortcut attempt to go through the space and end up hitting the bridge. This results in engineer inspections before the road can be reopened. I love the patina of rust!

17 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, that is pretty often for this bridge to get banged around. You would think the word would be out to quit doing that. I guess there will always be people who have to push the limits. I guess it compares to our washes that fill with water when we have heavy rains. They are all posted with signs to not cross when water is running but, you guessed, someone has to be rescued every time there is a heavy rain.

Michelle said...

I do like the patina here. Nice

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Awesome angle!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is an interesting view of the tracks. Happy Friday, enjoy your day! Have a great weekend!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photo. Wonderful composition. We have some low train bridges like that here in CT, and sometimes trucks ignore the height sign, and either hit or get stuck under the bridge. Then traffic gets snarled waiting for the truck to be removed, an inspection occurs, and all goes back to normal.

jennyfreckles said...

It looks so obviously low that you'd think they'd realise before hitting it!

Cloudia said...

Rust IS eloquent. Great shot and post, P

Catalyst said...

Ouch!

William Kendall said...

I like the perspective.

Revrunner said...

Uhm, yeah. That's why the U.S. needs a MAJOR investment in infrastructure.

bill burke said...

A different perspective indeed! I like rust and the way it looks.

Kay said...

Nice view!

s.c said...

Congrats very great shot. I like it.

Andy said...

X marks the spot. There used to be a bridge in Scarborough that was a favourite for the trucks to get stuck under. It was a never ending story.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Agree about the rust! But those trucks .... good grief. When we were FullTime RVers we had books (and then GPS the last couple of years) telling us where low bridges were. You’d think truckers would have those, if not good sense )).

Taken For Granted said...

Like your composition in this photo. Nothing quite like rusty iron and repeated shapes.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Enjoyed this underside view Pat, I have a feeling truck drivers around the world are guilty of this, has happened here also ✨