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The New Bridge

Each time I travel to San Francisco I pass over the Bay Bridge. This new section was recently completed after a monumental construction project. Now they've started deconstructing the old one which sits adjacent to this. Finally after many months it's getting so you can take a picture of the new bridge without it being crowded by the old one.

I took this from Treasure Island which is halfway between San Francisco and Oakland. Fortunately it was calm that night so as to produce the colorful reflections on the water.

I take pictures of bridges because I find them fascinating and especially enjoy images at night. That's because bridges form leading lines for our eyes to follow. They also have repeating elements to provide a sense of scale and direction.The link below is a collection of bridge pictures from places I've been.

I grew up near San Francisco so I've been over the old bridge countless times. Maybe in a hundred years we'll all fly drone cars and won't need bridges. Until such time they'll keep building new ones and i'll keep taking pictures of them at night.

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