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Saturday, February 7th, 2009
1:50 A.M.



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PHOTO HUNT 2009 THEMES


BRIDGE[s]






One bridge, two different angles. The Corpus Christi "Harbor Bridge"
    Post 9/11 security mandates from the city's port transit department prohibit people from taking photos from directly under the bridge.
    - This is the second tallest bridge in Texas, and has a span of 620 feet.
    - The road deck is 138 feet over the Corpus Christi Channel.
    - There is a proposal to replace this bridge with a taller concrete bridge that will allow for taller ships, including cruise ships into Corpus Christi Harbor.
    - The bridge first opened to traffic on November 1, 1959.
    - NOTE: Another height of 235 feet and 250 feet has been given before for the bridge.
    - Construction started in May 1956.
    - With the construction of the bridge the channel was widened from 91 feet, to 400 feet. It also provided a replacement for a drawbridge which caused traffic problems on US 181 with ship traffic. Height of the structure is 74 m 243 ft


    from Wikipedia "The Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge is a harbor bridge located in Corpus Christi, Texas which transports about 6,000 vehicles per day. It was constructed between 1956 and 1959 to replace a drawbridge. A project is currently underway to consider replacing the bridge with a taller concrete bridge to allow larger ships to pass beneath." I say: "Yay to that noise"....new, concrete....fantastic. I hate bridges with stuff OVER me.


...and the tallest in Texas is HERE [it should open in a new window] If you ask me....SP-P-O-O-OKY!

47 comments :

  1. I know it's supposed to be about the bridge but the sky looks gorgeous in these photos :) Mine's up.

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  2. I've heard tons about this bridge but to see it here on your blog is quite neat!!

    Mountain Retreat

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  3. A really interesting shaped bridge. It's a shame you aren't allowed take photos from underneath because I bet they'd be great. My favourite is the top shot.

    Have a good weekend, and thanks for visiting. :)

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  4. That first picture would make a great postcard. Maybe you should talk to the Chamber of Commerce! :0) Great contributions.

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  5. Interesting perspectives in that they really show the area around the bridge rather than let it dominate the picture(s)! :)

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  6. As an Aussie, I have to say it looks very like the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Great shots which show the surroundings as well.

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  7. I hate these rules about taking pictures of bridges!

    Love the arches on it.

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  8. Yeah, I hate the new rules too...though understand them. Good shots nonetheless!

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  9. the bridge is beautiful but the sky the color really sets the bridge off.. great pic

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  10. WOW...that is Awesome...got nothing much to say.

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  11. I looked up the tallest -- whew! gave me the scare, it's really quite high. Thanks for sharing - happy weekend!

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  12. Good stuff. Good bridge. Great shots.

    Have a great weekend.

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  13. da first pic is awesome!
    lurve it!

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  14. Very nice! I agree that Rainbow Bridge is spooky!

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  15. I'm sure a shot from under the bridge would have been awesome, but that first pic was great nevertheless. Here's mine http://www.mirasblog.com/2009/02/photo-hunt-6-bridge.html

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  16. At least this one is still fine for me. That slope for the Rainbow Bridge is real terrifying for me too.

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  17. My mouth waters when I see this blue sky ! Ours is covered with mice fur today ! The bridge looks very big !

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  18. Want to hear something funny? I'm terrified of heights and yet it doesn't bother me to drive over tall bridges! lol Just won't WALK over them! Eek! Your Harbor Bridge looks beautiful...imagine all the work involved putting it up and now they're thinking of replacing it and making it bigger...wow! I took a look at your tallest bridge in Texas and ummmmm...now maybe that one I'd have a hard time driving over it! lol Have a wonderful weekend dear friend. xoxo

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  19. That's a couple of nice photos - really gives an idea of the bridge. Thanks for that link, too. Fascinating pictures there, but too much bridge for comfort!

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  20. That's a great post on bridges Anni, I love how you included some facts on the first one, and the link to that Rainbow Bridge, which is gorgeous by the way!

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  21. Copy Cat! LOL! I posted a photo of the Corpus Christi Bridge!!! I like your angles.

    My bridge is here.

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  22. bridges are such a good subject they connect people and places

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  23. things are always big in Texas, nice bridge. Thanks for stopping by. I like your page

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  24. Even though you couldn't get too close to the bridge, you got some great shots anyway!

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  25. If I remember correctly, you don't care for bridges of any kind right? That Rainbow bridge is remarkable! I loved your photos, and was surprised to read you can't photograph from under the bridge! Thanks for visiting my hunt sweetie...I loves ya!

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  26. Great bridge shots! Have a great weekend.

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  27. THat is an amzing bridge. Happy weekend

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  28. Enjoyed the photos and the background information. We've just replaced an old, old bridge in Charleston. The new one allows larger ships to pass through.

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  29. The Causeway Bridge in Atlantic Beach here in NC has been replaced at least once in my lifetime. At one time almost all of the bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway were drawbridges. They've now been replaced by arched ones like the one you've got on the drawing board.

    I'm actually kind of fond of the bridges with superstructures like this. They're interesting and always offer some unusual photo opportunities. And typically, they're unique... identifiable.

    Just a matter of taste I guess.

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  30. Great shots! That rainbow bridge is a little spooky, I agree.
    I have updated my post to a "daytime" version. Come check out the exquisite detail. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  31. Great shots! Nicely "hidden" bridge in the second one and the sky too looks amazing.

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  32. I say double wow for the design and structure of this Harbor bridge! Great!!

    and the "rainbow" bridge is ridiculously scary. I've never seen a bridge like that where it looks like a Disney ride to me!! I wouldn't want to be stuck in traffic high up there! LOL

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  33. You have a pretty bridge, we've been over and under it a lot. I have also been over the Rainbow Bridge, it really isn't that scary.

    We haven't been to C.C. for quite a while, we should go back for some Hooks games. My cousin, J.J.Gottsch, moved I think, to Round Rock. I might see him when his Mom comes down again.
    ..

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  34. Great shot! :)

    Mine is up to! :)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  35. That is such a pretty bridge. I hope the replacement is as eye catching. Wonderful photos, Anni!

    Here is mine:

    JyLnC's Photo Hunt Stop by and check it out if you have time.

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  36. Wow..One thing the area I live in and you live in.
    We have the 2nd tallest bridge in our state.

    If you want to know the one here is called the Moyie river bridge.

    Coffee is on.

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  37. Great photo and angle of shot! It looks just amazing! Very nice :)

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  38. Hi Anni, this is a cool looking bridge!!! It almost looks like a roller coaster...Thanks for showing us a great shot for today.
    Hugs, Baba

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  39. Great photos! I know this bridge, I like it when I see pictures of things & places I have known :)

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  40. Great shots! I love that bridge and hope they DON'T replace it.

    Click here to see my entry this week.

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  41. Great picture and the bridge is pretty awesome.

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  42. An excellent piece of architecture, I have to say.

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  43. Great pictures - we kitties could have some fun climbing a bridge like that!

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  44. I love the way you took this bridge photo.
    The shadow is simply amazing.

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  45. Both are interesting perspectives on this bridge and the link was spooky indeed! I shared 'bridges' at both Sacred Ruminations and Happily Retired Gal this weekend.
    Hugs and blessings,

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