Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Benjamin Franklin crossing the Delaware


For my Watery Wednesday post here are two pictures of the Benjamin Franklin bridge, which I have yet to cross. This bridge spans the Delaware river and connects Philadelphia Pennsylvania with Camden New Jersey. I took these pictures on the 4th of July at Penn's Landing. You have to look really hard to see water in the top picture but it's there.
When this bridge was built in 1926 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.
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29 comments:

Thom said...

There is something always so fascinating about bridges. I love them. Great photos :) Aloha

Martha in PA said...

Great pictures! Great job with the trivia too. We learned that on our carriage ride around the city!

mick said...

Great photos of the bridge.

Dagrun said...

That looks like a beautiful bridge. Great and different watery photo.

VALKYRIEN said...

A magnificent construction, that bridge! Great shots - and I do see the water! :)

Vogon Poet said...

I love bridges. The first photo may not have water, but is a wonderful 'portrait' of this bridge.

Lily Hydrangea said...

nice shots James, what is that cement arch in the bottom one?

Photo Cache said...

Are you keeping count of the number of bridges you've crossed? I'm nosey that way.

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Abe Lincoln said...

Your title reminded me that I just watched a special about Ben Franklin the other day and found he was quite the scamp in his day and fond of porn. That came as a surprise.

I do like your photograph, James.

Pacey said...

Lovely sky, bridge and the water...all in one postcard perfect.

2sweetnsaxy said...

That's an amazing looking bridge. People are surprised planes can fly. I'm surprised bridges can close the gap between two pieces of land. I'm also surprised you haven't crossed that bridge yet. :-)

Maggie May said...

Great bridges spanning the water and lovely skies.

Julie said...

Thanks for your visit, James. I will come back this evening to check out your posts.

Greyscale Territory said...

Grand bridge span! Certainly a dramatic shape across the water!

Lois said...

Nice water, but the sky is stealing the show in these pictures! They are beautiful.

Guy D said...

Great shots of the bridge James, these are spectacular.

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Guy
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Hilda said...

Very impressive bridge! And you caught it so well!

These would have been perfect for Sky Watch Friday too — the sky's a gorgeous blue and the different types of clouds so interesting.

What is the stone arch in the second photo? It doesn't seem to serve any purpose.

Ebie said...

James, I saw the water even without my glasses. Great shot and beautiful skies!

J Bar said...

Great bridge.
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Sally in WA said...

I do believe I went to Penn's Landing once and saw this bridge. A long time ago!

Rajesh said...

The snaps of the bridge are magnificent.

Bogey said...

Love the bridge James. Your snaps just make the world feel that much friendlier.

Nancy said...

Hi just stopping by from Bogey's blog, and had to say bridges scare me. I'm one of those people who roll the windows down in case we go in the drink - I want to be able to swim out! :-)

auringonkukka finland =) said...

thank you when you visited the home village of pages:) oh how beautiful pictures you have here! nice week:)

Dirk said...

Wow, very impressive suspension bridge!

Petit Eyekiss said...

Great shot on a very old and very long bridge.

Kcalpesh said...

I'm soon planning to shoot one similar structure. The Bandra-Worli Sealink in mumbai... hoping to get some nice shots... The pictures you have posted are awesome... I love the way sky looks....

Irene Toh said...

Dramatic shots. Something thrilling about suspension bridges crossing a body of water...

Arija said...

Beautiful loght and airy bridge.