Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Old CRC

I love this bridge.  The old Columbia River I-5 crossing.  Also the current Columbia River Crossing.  When we first moved here there was legislation in the works to replace this old bridge with a sleeker, wider, faster bridge including lightrail.  There was a story about the new CRC everyday in our local paper until the deal between Oregon and Washington broke down.  I suppose it will need to be replaced at some point because traffic is just awful at rush hour, and every now and then the bridge lifts to let a boat pass through, and that really snarls things up too.  But once it's replaced it won't have the same charm.  This old sage green bridge is a style that is pretty common in Washington, and it's a style I've really come to love.  I happen to think it's looking especially radiant here in the setting sun

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

absolutely gorgeous light!

Margaret Adamson said...

Great reflectionsr of the bridge and great light. Have a lovely weekend.

Taken For Granted said...

Lovely sky reflection in the water under this classic, old bridge.

fredamans said...

Beautiful bridge!

Karen S. said...

It's a beauty, and a most lovely capture of it too.

Fun60 said...

What a beautiful bridge and reflection.

Viera said...

Excellent shot in a golden time...Great reflection and beautiful bridge...

Linda W. said...

Great shot of the I-5 bridge! Love the clouds and reflections you've captured.

stardust said...

The dramatic sky of the sunset makes the mechanical beautiful form of bridge look more impressive.

Yoko

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful shot! I tend to like the older stuff too. We have some old bridges in LA scheduled for replacement (like the 4th Street Bridge). It just won't be the same.

Jim said...

Fantastic capture.

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous! I've only ever seen it from up there!

Ida said...

Great shot of the bridge. I love the bridges in WA state too.

James said...

What a powerful image!