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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #125 on: January 05, 2016, 03:20:41 PM »

1. Royal Gorge (southwest of Canon City, Colorado)
2. The suspension bridge in the Kansas City Zoo
3. Not really a bridge per se, but Bartle Hall over I-670 in KCMO
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #126 on: February 02, 2016, 04:25:45 PM »

Most notable bridges that I've crossed, it's been by car or bus, but I have pounded pavement on a small number of 'em:

Burrard and Granville Street Bridges, Vancouver BC
Okanagan Lake (floating) Bridge, Kelowna BC (the first one, that is, some 20 years ago. Haven't trod the Bennett yet)
Esplanade Riel footbridge, Winnipeg MB
Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls
Alexandra Bridge, Ottawa ON-Hull QC
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Liberty footbridge in Reedy River Park, Greenville SC
Roebling Suspension Bridge, Cincinnati-Newport
Fort Duquesne and Roberto Clemente (6th St.) Bridges, Pittsburgh
10th Street Bridge and tunnel, Pittsburgh
Brooklyn Bridge, New York
Harvard Bridge, Boston (the Smoot-marked bridge)

And I've walked on the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, thanks to a TNM&O bus driver who was good enough to stop on the bridge and let passengers wander about for a few minutes
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #127 on: March 10, 2018, 11:03:40 AM »

I've done the International Bridge Walk in 2011, 2013, and 2014, and plan on doing it this year. :coffee:
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #128 on: March 11, 2018, 12:52:34 AM »

I've only ever walked along 3 bridges that are part of a real road grid. None important. All going from Busleton to some other random neighborhood in Philly. They were: Busleton Ave (Northbound to 2nd St Pike [PA State Route 232], Southbound to Frankford Ave; US 13 from Robbins St to Roosevelt Blvd, PA 532 from Welsh Rd to Bridgetown Pike;  14.32 miles long), Krewstown Rd (Northbound to Walley ave, Southbound to Algon Rd and Benton av; I think of it as a spiritual successor to Algon as Algon ends right at Krewstown; 1.86 miles long), and Verree rd (county Quadrant Route 1001) (Northbound to Busleton Av [PA 532], Southbound to Oxford Av [PA 232]; 4.3 miles long).
I would not recommend walking along Krewstown Rd.







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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #129 on: March 14, 2018, 12:13:21 AM »

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge during the Bay Bridge Walk some years ago.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #130 on: March 14, 2018, 12:38:56 AM »

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge during the Bay Bridge Walk some years ago.

I went on one in 1987, that is where I took these photos --
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/Chesa_Bay_Bridge_Walk.html

How often do they have them?  Many years there have been none.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #131 on: March 14, 2018, 12:59:07 AM »

The Royal Gorge Bridge comes to mind.

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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #132 on: March 14, 2018, 02:48:37 AM »

A few come to mind:
     1:  Golden Gate Bridge (about 4 times round-trip)
     2:  Brooklyn Bridge (just had to do it ca. 1989)
     3:  Colorado St. Bridge, Pasadena, CA (aka "Suicide Bridge") over Arroyo Seco south of Rose Bowl.
     4:  Deception Pass Bridges (both long south and short north) on WA 20 between Anacortes and Whidbey Island.
     5:  Like many other contributors -- Royal Gorge Bridge (actually took downward pix between slats, ca. 1985).
     
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #133 on: June 21, 2018, 02:14:31 PM »

1. Lion's Gate Bridge in Vancouver, B.C.  Best fireworks show I ever saw was on the bridge with reflections on the bay when they had an international fireworks contest.

2. Royal Gorge Bridge in CaŮon City, CO.

3. Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock, AR.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #134 on: June 21, 2018, 02:30:19 PM »

Brooklyn Bridge (NY)
Rainbow Bridge (Niagara Falls, NY/ON)
Walkway Over the Hudson (NY)
Harvard Bridge (Boston, MA)
Purple People Bridge (OH/KY)
High Line (NY)

Someone revived this thread, so I'll update the list (major bridges only):

Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge (MN)
Harahan Bridge (AR/TN)
Smithfield Street Bridge (PA)
Francis Scott Key Bridge (DC/VA)
Congress Street Bridge (NY)
Coopers Cave Bridge (NY)
Rosendale Trestle (NY)

I'll be walking at least partway across Golden Gate in August. The Rosendale Trestle will be the main feature of this fall's Kingston roadmeet.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #135 on: June 21, 2018, 03:12:03 PM »

It's a short list:

Golden Gate Bridge (CA, 2001)
State Street Bridge (Chicago, 2011)
Central Bridge (OH/KY, 2018)

A few steel deck Intracoastal Waterway bridges in Florida, but nothing historically significant.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #136 on: June 21, 2018, 05:51:16 PM »

My list: I did half of the Brooklyn Bridge in April 2014, and the entire Golden Gate Bridge in June 2017.
A couple maybes: Rochester's Ford Street Bridge, which has awesome views of the city, and a bike ride across the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis.

Pretty sure that's it; short and sweet! Has anyone here walked the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls?
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #137 on: June 22, 2018, 12:12:50 AM »

There are two bridges of note that Iíve walked across.

First is the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. I had originally planned to drive across this one but for whatever reason, but I didnít. Iím glad I did though. The view, I thought, was magnificent.

Second is the George Washington Bridge. I decided to walk this one because I didnít particularly relish the thought of paying $13 to sit in the traffic that always seems to be there. And, for most of the (rather long) walk, I was going faster than the cars. Besides the view, the thing I remember most about this bridge was the fire trucks going back and forth.

The bridge Iíve crossed the most by foot is, however, likely to be the State Street Bridge over the Chicago River. For a while, that was on my walk to work, so I crossed it twice a day.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #138 on: June 22, 2018, 06:55:21 PM »

I've walked across (twice) a bridge I'm willing to bet that few, if any, people here (other than older, native Pittsburghers) have crossed on foot: the former "bridge to nowhere" Fort Duquesne Bridge (I-279) over the Allegheny River, at the Point of the golden triangle of downtown Pittsburgh. The reason I being that few have done this is that it is NOT a bridge that is normally open to pedestrian traffic (nor does it have scheduled "bridge walks"). But back in the summer of 1970 during the first season of then-new Three Rivers Stadium, my cousins & I went to a Pirates game. Due to delays in construction, the parking lots at the stadium were still unfinished, requiring most event attendees to park downtown and walk across the river to the stadium. The official pedestrian route was to use one of the "Three Sisters" bridges (now known as the Roberto Clemente, Andy Warhol, & Rachel Carson bridges), but this meant walking a few blocks out of the way. The Fort Duquesne bridge was officially off-limits to those on foot, since it carried an interstate highway (which then immediately ended there in the North Side borough). But the structure did have a maintenance walkway, which required a several-story climb & descent on either riverbank to access. By mid-August, local cops had given up on keeping people off of that very convenient shortcut. So we parked at the Gateway Center and walked the Bridge to Nowhere to get to the Pirates-Dodgers game!

Other significant bridges I have walked are:
∙ the iconic Golden Gate Bridge (US 101), on October 17, 1989, the day of the Loma Prieta earthquake, no less. Fortunately, I did it several hours before the temblor!
∙ the Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (US 93, soon to also be I-11) over the Black Canyon of the Colorado River between NV & AZ just downstream of Hoover Dam.

Note: After posting this I discovered that the Ft. Duquesne Bridge walkway IS actually open to the public these days. Not sure when that became official, but back in 1970 it wasn't supposed to be. Does anyone know if it's twin, the Ft. Pitt Bridge, has a similar walkway and if so, is it also open to the general public?
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #139 on: June 28, 2018, 02:37:09 PM »

Note: After posting this I discovered that the Ft. Duquesne Bridge walkway IS actually open to the public these days. Not sure when that became official, but back in 1970 it wasn't supposed to be. Does anyone know if it's twin, the Ft. Pitt Bridge, has a similar walkway and if so, is it also open to the general public?

The Ft. Duquesne Bridge has had a nice walk/bikeway for some time now.  The one end touches down (without steps) in Point State Park.  The other end used to go straight to Three Rivers Stadium.  Once that was imploded, they built some stairs and a switchback ramp on the North Shore end of the walkway.

The Ft. Pitt Bridge has a walkway that is much more utilitarian - probably the same as the the original Ft. Duquesne Bridge walkway, but it is open for public use.  I've walked and biked it quite a few times.

There is occasional talk about putting a nicer bike/ped bridge on it (and the West End Bridge as well), but it hasn't happened yet.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #140 on: June 28, 2018, 04:07:54 PM »

Note: After posting this I discovered that the Ft. Duquesne Bridge walkway IS actually open to the public these days. Not sure when that became official, but back in 1970 it wasn't supposed to be. Does anyone know if it's twin, the Ft. Pitt Bridge, has a similar walkway and if so, is it also open to the general public?

The Ft. Duquesne Bridge has had a nice walk/bikeway for some time now.  The one end touches down (without steps) in Point State Park.  The other end used to go straight to Three Rivers Stadium.  Once that was imploded, they built some stairs and a switchback ramp on the North Shore end of the walkway.

The Ft. Pitt Bridge has a walkway that is much more utilitarian - probably the same as the the original Ft. Duquesne Bridge walkway, but it is open for public use.  I've walked and biked it quite a few times.

There is occasional talk about putting a nicer bike/ped bridge on it (and the West End Bridge as well), but it hasn't happened yet.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #141 on: February 01, 2019, 04:37:37 AM »

walked across half of the golden gate bridge and back had done a quarter of the walk before   countless of bridges on hiking trails.  an out of service railroad bridge.   :hmmm: might have done more will have to think about it.  oh yeah walked across a couple of canal bridges.
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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #142 on: February 11, 2019, 02:24:19 PM »

I don't know the bridge, but it was over a nondescript creek in Kentucky.  I was 6 years old.  On a family long weekend trip, we pulled up, dad saw the weight limit sign, and said to me "Looks like we're over weight! You're going to have to get out and walk it!"

When I got back in the car afterwards, he told me he was only joking.

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« Reply #143 on: February 11, 2019, 08:40:23 PM »

Note: After posting this I discovered that the Ft. Duquesne Bridge walkway IS actually open to the public these days. Not sure when that became official, but back in 1970 it wasn't supposed to be.

The new, wider walkway has been open since at least the mid-1990s, as I used to cross it every day from the Three Rivers' lots on my way to work in Gateway Center in the late 1990s.
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« Reply #144 on: February 12, 2019, 11:47:45 AM »

I don't know the bridge, but it was over a nondescript creek in Kentucky.  I was 6 years old.  On a family long weekend trip, we pulled up, dad saw the weight limit sign, and said to me "Looks like we're over weight! You're going to have to get out and walk it!"

When I got back in the car afterwards, he told me he was only joking.

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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #145 on: February 12, 2019, 12:42:01 PM »

Walked across Bidwellís Bar Bridge on CA 162.  The views with Lake Oroville low are really something to see:

https://flic.kr/p/2eGcKAZ

https://flic.kr/p/2eBB9zE

https://flic.kr/p/2dAeKFb

https://flic.kr/p/Sy6GLW


About an hour later I also walked across the 1850s Bidwellís Bar Bridge which is preserved at Bidwell Canyon Marina:

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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #146 on: March 24, 2019, 12:19:01 AM »

Longest ones that I've walked across in their entirety:

Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (SR 520, Seattle) - 7,710 feet


New Evergreen Point Floating Bridge by SounderBruce, on Flickr

Homer M. Hadley Memorial Floating Bridge (I-90, Seattle) - 5,811 feet


I-90 westbound on Lake Washington by SounderBruce, on Flickr

(I've also biked across both floating bridges, several times)

The Alaskan Way Viaduct (SR 99) - 5,280 feet, if that counts

Magnolia Bridge (Garfield Street, Seattle) - 3,600 feet


Magnolia Bridge eastbound by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Seattle skyline from Magnolia Bridge by SounderBruce, on Flickr

Aurora Bridge (SR 99, Seattle) - 2,945 feet


Aurora Bridge by SounderBruce, on Flickr

Ballard Bridge (15th Avenue, Seattle) - 2,854 feet

1st Street Bridge (Los Angeles) - 1,800 feet; just to get this shot:


Gold Line leaving Downtown Los Angeles by SounderBruce, on Flickr

Plenty of shorter bridges in Seattle: Jose Rizal Bridge, Fremont Bridge, Montlake Bridge, University Bridge...

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Re: Bridges you've walked across
« Reply #147 on: March 24, 2019, 12:22:07 AM »

Recently walked across the New Bidwell's Bar Bridge:

IMG_0658 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

 


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