Monday, February 22, 2010

It's Geometry #3

Follow the lines.
The fence line and the line of the bridge.
Bridgemakers make efficient use of geometry. No matter the style of bridge, you will find triangles for strength, and lots of other lines and shapes as well.

Paulie had a neat bridge last week--also over the Columbia River but  hundreds of miles downstream from this one--a different style, but full of triangles and other shapes. We posted bridges one Monday a month for some time. If you are interested, click the Bridges between link in my lable cloud.


Lew said...

A great example of the importance of geometry! Mine is same geometry, different example.

Hameed Nori said...

Hi wonderful! very nice shots.i am sorry for the late comment. bcz i was very busy

Suldog said...

I find bridges fascinating. I am truly scared of them - at least the higher ones, as I have a fear of open heights - but I find them beautiful, too. Very nice shot of this one.

Quilldancer said...

Vantage! I know it well! I often stop at this same overlook. I wonder if we've ever been there at the same time?

®ø$åðìɱåggìø63 ღ said...

questo ponte è veramente molto " geometrico "... attraversarlo mi farebbe però, un pò paura !!!

katney said...

Lew, what wold architects and bridge buildeers do without those arcs and angles?

Hameed, don't worry about when you comment, Even if you don't make a comment, I am glad you enjoy my posts.

Oh, Sully. You don't know the half of it. Have you ever gone sixty ro seventy miles out of your way to avoid crossing a bridge?

Quilly, I rarely go through this section of I-90. Because of where we live, we go to Spokane by way of the Tri-Cities and Hwy 395. I-90between Ritzville and Ellensburg is a virtual unknown for me.

®ø$åðìɱåggìø63 ღ, io mi ricordo la bellezza dei ponti lungo l'Arno e il Tevere.

Paulie said...

I especially liked the last photo. Neat closeup.

Vernz said...

I thought the horses were real ... they look so from a distance... great shot!

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