Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lift bridge in Stillwater

This old lift bridge reaches from one side of the St. Croix River to the other side in Stillwater, a town just a 25 minute drive northeast of Eagan. This photo shows the earlier Spring flooding and the sandbags lining the riverbanks. Five Eaganites enjoyed a family time visit to this historic town filled with antique stores and craft shops.

This is the BRIDGE meme created and continued by "Louis la Vache" in San Francisco. Click on the blog link below and see other bridges from around the globe!


22 comments:

  1. What's the story on its replacement; I've lost the thread of the disagreement.

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  2. Oh lovely colours here. La rivière Ste Croix ?

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  3. This may not be the prettiest of bridges, but it sure looks sophisticated. I like all the arches.

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  4. Love that structure! Wonderful bridge!
    Léia :)

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  5. I don't think I've ever seen a bridge lift that way before! Lovely photo for sunday bridges ;-D

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  6. Lift bridge?, interesting.
    Hope flooding wasn´t so bad.

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  7. Good one, Leif! The lift section reminds «Louis» of the High Street Bridge between Oakland and Alameda that Carolyn posted a few weeks back.

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  8. Nice. Reminds me of my big brothers' Erector Set when I was a kid.

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  9. Nice bridge. I hope the flooding is not a yearly event.

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  10. i wonder about flooding, too. the bridge is a bit low.

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  11. great shot...have a wonderful monday to you!

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  12. That is quite a bridge. I wouldn't want to be in it in a thunderstorm!

    Jan
    GDP

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  13. I enjoy checking out your bridges.

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  14. The water doesn't look to be very deep.

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  15. Is one part of the bridge able to move, allowing ships to pass beneath? Indeed a nice bridge. Please have a wonderful start into the new week.

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  16. I could watch the activities around these bridges for hours. They are fascinating!

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  17. Neat shot of the bridge. We have a lift bridge over the Snohomish River. If I have to be stopped because the bridge is going up I want to be first in line so I can watch. Simple things for us simple folk. MB

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  18. oui, le pont est beau, mais l'inondation est impressionnante !

    Merci pour votre visite sur mon blog.

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  19. What a wonderful bridge! Solche technischen Meisterwerke sieht man leider nicht mehr oft...

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  20. Love this iconic bridge, but Stillwater desperately needs a new river crossing. Unfortunately, there are those how impede safety and progress. Driving through the area is a nightmare.

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