Thursday, 19 April 2012

stuck

in the up position
the lift bridge has a broken cable, ships can pass under, but autos cannot pass over

9 comments:

Julie said...

But ... I can SEE vehicles on the bridge ... to start with I thought you might have meant the wings of the birdie ...

hamilton said...

the skyway bridge, which is a highway, is fine, but the lift bridge (which is a local, alternate route) cannot be lowered so all vehicles have to be diverted.

Lowell said...

Growing up in Duluth, Minnesota, one of the joys of life was going down to watch the lift-bridge lift...then on our honeymoon some years later, we drove over the lift-bridge (when it was down!) on our way home to Minneapolis.

Re your comment on Ocala DP yesterday: I agree!

RedPat said...

Wow - I hope they don't have to close the skyway for winds or anything else!

Julie said...

mmm ... I am not sure why a lift bridge lifts ... where does it life one too? I gather it's the orange one.

hamilton said...

this (orange) bridge lifts in order to let cargo ships and tankers through to the port (and also boats with tall masts)
this shot is from the Lake Ontario side with the port being on the bay side.

Genie said...

I bet the auto people are not happy campers. I have never experienced one getting stuck like this, but it could certainly happen. Love your capture, but I am wondering what that is flying gin the sky...is a plane or a bird. My eyes are just not good enough to tell. genie

hamilton said...

that is a gull flying past!

Powell River Books said...

That must be pretty inconvenient for drivers. Interesting construction style. - Margy