random photos from bridge inspection

Unfortunately, I don’t live up to the “bridges” part of my blog name. I want more coverage on bridges, but I don’t want to put up certain things that might cause some controversy. Maybe you readers have ideas on how to incorporate bridges better?

I’d like the share some of the following photos with you. They’re not all of bridges, but were taken during inspections. Enjoy!


on bridges along the stretch of road leading up to the lincoln tunnel – had a LOT of fun on these ones. it also felt great to be that close to nyc.

funny graffiti – jagerbombs anyone?

interesting looking set of stairs – to prevent falling all the way down right?

creepy/funny ad – you may have seen this before
a channel flowing through what’s left of a mill – i wonder how old that concrete is…gotta be from the 1800s and still holding up!

It’s really fascinating to see the different types of structures and throughout time how the current “standard” has changed. Back then concrete encased steel bridges and stone masonry arches were common, then in the 60s and 70s, steel beams were used. Today, precast and prestressed beams are used for new construction.


yours truly – making sure all is well

crossing the musconetcong river – that current was STRONG…

Sadly, not everything you see out on inspection is pretty. I’ve seen lots of ticks (on me), snakes, huge spiders (if you’re scared of that sorta thing), roadkill, guts (non-human I hope), and some other gross/disturbing things people leave out to the side that I’d rather not mention. I’ve also heard stories of people finding bodies! Hopefully I don’t ever have to deal with that.

Oh, and sometimes you have to crawl through 2′ diameter pipes which are one sided and are over 100′ long, so it’s pitch black inside. You have to go in with just a flashlight!

It’s great to be out though, especially on days like today! Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

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Discussion

  1. Katie says:

    That piggy poster is kind of terrifying.

  2. Serpico says:

    Maybe you can post pictures of the Landmark bridges from different angles in NYC, Philly or where ever else you go.

  3. We see a lot of thing while inspecting bridges; some things are cool and interesting, some things are nasty and some we just have to call the cops.

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