Friday, December 7, 2007

North of the Hawthorne Bridge, you find the Morrison Bridge

Looking north from the Hawthorne Bridge you can see the Morrison Bridge.
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Wikipedia: The Morrison Bridge is a bascule bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. ... The bridge is the largest mechanical device in Oregon. Thirty-six foot tall gears drive 940 ton counterweights located inside each of the piers. The 69 ft. clearance limits openings to about 30 times a month. It currently carries 50,000 vehicles daily on six lanes.

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Wikipedia, continued: The canted windows of the control tower give each the distinctive look of air traffic control towers.

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Flat Stanley thought he ought to give equal time to the Morrison Bridge, so here he is!

10 comments:

Lara said...

great images again!

Jim said...

That is a huge draw bridge! Really neat to capture it up. Hi FS. Can I call you FS? I dont know you that well.

dot said...

I'm trying to figure what FS is! LOL.
When I see Flat Stanley in one of his adventures I start singing the old Beach Boys tune... Round round get around
I get around
Yeah
Get around round round I get around
Get around round round I get around
Wah wa ooo
NIce pictures Lynette!

Chris said...

I like the bridge series, Lynette! They are quite different up there, though, than here, no?

Re: Your comment about Big&Rich. . .Do you like Toby Keith? Just wondering. . . . .

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup ta photo avec la mouette, bonne idee. bon weekend avec Flat Stanley

I like much your photograph with the gull, good idea. good weekend with Flat Stanley

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Your bridges series is wonderful. Great views of the bridges and the city. I love seeing Portland through your eyes.

Have a lovely weekend, Lynette.

Me said...

Neat pics. Very informative. So much more to bridges that one would think.

WendyB said...

Oh, Flat Stanley, you imp. Always trying to get in the pictures.

GMG said...

Beautiful bridge series. And the one with the gull is superb!
Have a great Sunday!

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great images and looks like Stanley is still having tons of fun.