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Bridges you've walked across
« on: June 03, 2010, 12:55:51 PM »

Which noteworthy bridges have you walked across (for a good photo or otherwise)? Some of mine:
  • Founders Bridge, Conn.
  • Charter Oak Bridge, Conn.
  • Golden Gate Bridge, Calif.
  • Harbour Bridge, Sydney (surface, and Bridge Climb)
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 01:13:46 PM »

A bridge I'd mention walking across isn't so special because of the bridge itself, but because it was still under construction and I walked across on the naked steel girders.  Probably something I would not have attempted if there were no safety lines to hold on to. This was the southbound US 53 freeway bridge over the Eau Claire River.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 01:24:37 PM »

heh, I once walked a bicycle across a "bridge" in Hungary that consisted of a pair of steel cables vertically separated by about six feet - basically handholds and footholds.  I had to hold the bicycle in one hand and use the other hand to hold the cable!
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 01:39:48 PM »

I have walked across the Golden Gate Bridge, the Alfred Zampa Bridge, and the Delaware 1 C & D Canal Bridge.

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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 02:44:18 PM »

I'll only count the ones major enough to have a formal name, here:
  • Henry Hudson Bridge (Bronx/Manhattan, NY)
  • Broadway Bridge (Manhattan, NY)
  • Macombs Dam Bridge (Bronx/Manhattan, NY)
  • Manhattan Bridge (Manhattan/Brooklyn, NY)
  • Brooklyn Bridge (Manhattan/Brooklyn, NY)
  • Old Poughkeepsie Rail Bridge (Highland/Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Charlestown Bridge (Boston, MA)

My upcoming trip to Pittsburgh this August will inevitably add a few more.


Also, I've walked the George Washington bridge from the New Jersey anchorage to the New Jersey tower (and then up the elevator/stairs/ladders up to the top of the tower...) but no further along the walkway.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010, 04:08:21 PM »

Charlestown Bridge (Boston, MA)
Ben Franklin Bridge (Philadelphia, PA)
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010, 04:19:01 PM »

Mackinac Bridge, Michigan, during the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk, a couple of times.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2010, 04:19:53 PM »

I used to walk across the Fort Duquesne Bridge on a daily basis when I worked in Pittsburgh, but the last one I walked across was the Smithfield Street Bridge on June 15 last year.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010, 04:36:41 PM »

Not so much walk, but I bike across the Woodrow Wilson, 14th Street, and Memorial Bridges on a regular basis.  I've also walked across the Old Poughkeepsie Rail Bridge mentioned by Duke87.

Back home, I've biked across the Mendota Bridge (MN 55).
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010, 04:48:34 PM »

I've walked across the old railroad bridge that is now known as the Bridge of Dreams in Brinkhaven, OH - but I made that walk well before the covered bridge was built (a little more harrowing what with some railroad ties missing and the sort).
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2010, 05:27:31 PM »

I walked across this thing twice:



It's not big or famous but it sure is scary!
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2010, 06:40:59 PM »

Chesapeake Bay Bridge in MD.  They have an annual bridge walk on the first Sunday in May, though it's only been held once or twice since 2001.

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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2010, 07:02:42 PM »

Probably the most well-known bridge I've walked across is the Rainbow Bridge between Niagara Falls, New York, and Niagara Falls, Canada.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2010, 07:50:03 PM »

I've walked across the Old Railroad Bridge (Poughkeepsie/Highland, NY), and that was at a sort-of road meet in Oct. 2009 on the day it opened. It's called Walkway over the Hudson now.

I've also walked across the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2010, 08:01:31 PM »

I don't remember which bridge it was, but I've marched across one of the St. Johns River bridges in downtown Jacksonville.  The thing bobbed up and down as a 230-piece marching band marched across it.

That was unsettling.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2010, 10:13:10 PM »

Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland, sometime in the mid-1980's between closures for redecking.  I have a few pictures from that day.

Golden Gate Bridge, May 2009.  My wife lost all my pictures from that day when the camera card flipped off of a ferry pier in Sausalito.

The New Hope-Lambertville Bridge crossing the Delaware River.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2010, 03:02:46 PM »

I don't remember which bridge it was, but I've marched across one of the St. Johns River bridges in downtown Jacksonville.  The thing bobbed up and down as a 230-piece marching band marched across it.

That was unsettling.
That is why those marching in formation always (or should always) break stride when crossing bridges.

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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2010, 04:00:31 PM »

If it can be counted, the bridge over Hoover Dam.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2010, 09:50:39 AM »

Chain of Rocks Bridge is the most notable.

I've walked across quite a few, though ;)
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2010, 09:54:46 AM »

AlpsRoads and I walked across the Junction Bridge between Little Rock and North Little Rock.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2010, 05:27:32 AM »

Willamette River:
-Sellwood Bridge (Biked only)
-Ross Island Bridge (US 26)
-Hawthorne Bridge
-Morrison Bridge
-Burnside Bridge
-Steel Bridge
-Broadway Bridge
-St Johns Bridge (Byp US 30) (Biked only)
-Marquam Bridge (I-5) (Biked only)
-Fremont Bridge (I-405) (Biked only)
Columbia River
-Interstate Bridge (I-5)
-Glenn Jackson Bridge (I-205)
NYC
-Brooklyn Bridge
-Manhattan Bridge
Minneapolis
-Washington Ave (CH 122)

One of these days I'll bike over the Clackamas River Bridge (OR 99E) and 7th St Bridge (OR 43), but I'm not touching the Abernathy Bridge (I-205). The Boone Bridge (I-5), though, is a possibility.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2010, 06:15:32 AM »

Ironbridge
all the London bridges inside the inner ring road that you can walk (Lambeth, Westminster, Hungerford (the original)/Golden Jubilee (both the newer ones), Waterloo, Blackfriars, Millennium, Southwark and London Bridges)
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2010, 01:49:30 PM »

- Fort Duquesne Bridge, 6th Street Bridge, 7th Street Bridge, 9th Street Bridge, Smithfield Street Bridge (all Pittsburgh)
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2010, 11:25:27 AM »

While I didn't walk across the entire length, I was on hand for the May 1993 grand opening of the Baldwin Bridge on the Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) in Old Saybrook CT.  The festivities were held in the northbound (direction: eastbound) lanes on the Old Saybrook side. 
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2010, 11:10:24 PM »

I've walked across the Mackinac Bridge in 2009 and 2010.  I believe I'll make this an annual event, and I'm thinking of walking across the International Bridge (between Sault, Michigan and Sault, Canada) next June.
http://www.historicbridges.org/other/mackinac/index.htm :coffee:
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