Saturday, December 01, 2007

The High Bridge-The Mighty Mississippi

The High Bridge is a bridge that carries Minnesota State Highway 149 over the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota. The bridge is a two lane, street set-up over the river. The original bridge, built in 1895, was damaged by a storm in 1905. The southernmost five spans were rebuilt. Due to deterioration over the years, the old bridge was demolished in 1985. A new bridge was built and opened in 1987. The ornamental ironwork on the new bridge was built using iron from the old bridge. The High Bridge has a height of 160 feet, making it the highest bridge in St. Paul. (Wiki Website) ADDED LATER: The photo is not tipsy; the bridge is indeed slanted because the banks on either side are of different heights. The boats are a paddle wheeler used for tourism and houseboats as restaurants and a B & B.

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45 comments:

  1. Great bridge and wow, what a history it has.


    Happy Theme Day!

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  2. That is a very tall bridge! Love the boat with the red whatchamacallit? :)

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  3. I spent a very very windy night on the High Bridge shooting the St. Paul skyline--definitely an appropriately-named bridge!

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  4. Great to know the old iron pieces were recycled into the new one. No waste!

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  5. I'm all smiles. We both selected the same bridge! I took mine 11/30 and it was dang cold out!

    Very nicely done.

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  6. The ole Miss is as lovely as the bridge. Are those houseboats?

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  7. What an impressive bridge and history. Those boats? are they the ones that tourists take down the river? Beautiful boats. I long to see the Mississippi one day - one day, one day...

    I didn't realise till I read Slinger's comment that you've both photographed the same bridge. Both beautiful photos yet different. Good to see a day and night shot.

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  8. The river is very impressive to an Easterner - so is the bridge :)

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  9. Your photo and Slinger's are "day and night"! It's nice to see both perspectives. The ferry boats are cool too.

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  10. very high and mighty indeed - glad you recognise my humble bridge but it is a different picture my previous one of the same bridge.

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  11. Such an evocative picture, I love it

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  12. Impressive light structure...ingineers are very good.
    Nice shot - Good week end

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  13. "Mississippi"! Just that word is so exciting for me! On your photo, the bridge seems so narrow that it's difficult to believe cars can croo it...Just an illusion of course. Have a good weekend, dear Kate.

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  14. An amazing shot with the paddle-wheelers in the picture too. Nice photography and excellent description.

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  15. Now that's a river and there is a history, how good is it to reuse the steel. perhaps this theme has some dismay from the past.

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  16. It's a big one. Love the boats.

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  17. I think I was on that bridge about 5 years ago! I just marvel at how they construct those things. . . .

    Speaking of bridges. . .Have they started to do anything about the one that collapsed this summer?

    BTW. . .I forgot to post yesterday, but I just ordered a new credit card that has a background similar to the artwork you showed yesterday! I love that stuff!!

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  18. That is a tall bridge. I like the angle in which you took it.

    Also, love all the colors of yesterday's post.

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  19. It is a bridge in descent?

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  20. A perfect Mississippi river shot!

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  21. Like how you included the houseboats and surrounding greenery in the photograph, the bridge structure is framed nicely with the river.

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  22. Wow, what an awesome view Kate. Make my knees shake a bit to imagine being up on that bridge!

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  23. If you enlarge your photo one can see a car passing on the bridge ... I'll bet the view from the bridge is outstanding ... I especially liked your phrase "street set-up over the river" It makes perfect since however I had never heard the phrase before.

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  24. Great bridge, and interesting to read the history of it. It is a tall one! I love traveling over bridges like this one.

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  25. A long and tall bridge. Very impressive. Happy theme day :)

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  26. A beautiful picture. I love the Mississippi River, I grew up about 2 miles from it in Illinois.

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  27. That bridge is massive!

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  28. They really need high and long bridge to cross the ole mississippi river, excellent.

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  29. Great theme picture Kate. I appreciate all the information too, especially about the tipsey look to the bridge.

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  30. This is a great photo. The bridge is quite impressive.

    I first commented on the wrong blog ....

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  31. Great shot, Kate.
    And thanks for bit of history attached to it, I found it very interesting.

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  32. We did not insinuate that the bridge was tipsey....but the photographer, while taking its photo ;-)
    Mighty bridge for the mighty Mississippi!

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  33. PS I meant to say before: Thanks for visiting me in hospital! I feel better already :-)

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  34. It is the high bridge, that's for sure. I really like them being so high up - if I don't have to worry about them staying up.

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  35. Nice shot, love the paddle boats.

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  36. Wow- a tipsy bridge, you say? That must be a little unnerving to drive across!

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  37. Super shot, love that high bridge. :-D

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  38. Somehow, when I think of the Mississippi river, my mind refuses to make an instant connection with St. Paul. Beautiful bridge!

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  39. What a history and such a different view than slingers. very nice.

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  40. very cool photo, and the boat restaurant below is a fun idea.

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  41. Beautiful bridge and nice view, Kate!

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  42. What a slant ! Very impressive !

    Happy DP Theme Day !

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  43. Very nice bridge pic! What strikes me is the slant. I knew it was slanted, but really didn't apriciate it's degree.

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  44. That was especially interesting to me as I use to work on a boat (the Delta Queen) that sailed under all the bridges on the Mississippi River, from New Orleans to St. Paul. But this was before this bridge was built. You've got a lot of other interesting photos too.

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