A Timber Bridge With A View!

Bridge – Photo Challenge

When most contemplate the bridges of Michigan, images of the Blue Water Bridge or the  mighty Mackinac Bridge come to mind.  But, when the topic of this week’s photo challenge was announced, I knew the exact bridge I wanted to feature…the Eagle River Timber Bridge, of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.

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In 1988, the wooden arch bridge project, carrying highway M-26 over the Eagle River began.  This bridge, created of wood and steel, was completed in 1990, as a replacement for the historic Lake Shore Drive Bridge, that runs parallel to it.

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In 1992, the bridge was entered into the Timber Bridge Design and Construction Award Competition.   It was awarded first place in the “Long Span Vehicular Bridges” category.
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A look at Lake Superior in the distance
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The Eagle River was flowing!
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The power of Eagle River Falls
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What a spectacular view!
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I never tire of this beautiful spot, in the Keweenaw Peninsula!

“Love is a bridge between you and everything” ~Rumi

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

­Roda

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