Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Bridge Series #12 : I-90 Twin Floating Bridges


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Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
Looking from the Madrona neighborhood to the south you can see the beginnings of two bridges that carry I-90's east- and westbound traffic from Seattle to Mercer Island. The bridge furthest away with the arch is the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge, which is famous for two reasons: it is the second longest floating bridge in the world (after the 520 floating bridge I showed you here), and because the bridge actually sank over Thanksgiving weekend of 1990 during a time it was closed for renovation. The other bridge is the Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge, the fifth longest floating bridge in the world. This shot doesn't show you much of the floating parts of these bridges but does give you an idea of their scale.  Be sure to visit Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridge Series for creative shots of bridges from bloggers around the world.

14 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

fantastic photo. i can't imagine a floating bridge...hope to see it in person someday.:p

brattcat said...

What a beautiful area.

Small City Scenes said...

Great shot and info, Kim. MB

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
Every time «Louis» has ridden over that floating bridge, he's wondered if it has ever sunk!

Nice "twofer" contribution to Sunday Bridges, Kim...

Tracy said...

Fascinating! Seattle is a place I would love to visit someday.

Kaori said...

Wonderful view of the bridge and all that surrounds it :-)

EG Wow said...

I've always wondered what "floating bridge" really means. I guess maybe it rises and lowers with the tides. I should check that out.

Cezar and Léia said...

This picture is perfect, this scenery is really beautiful!
Happy Sunday
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Elisa said...

Hi,
An amazing landscape! Nice shot. I share with all of you the Sundayn Bridges. Thanks Louis!
Best regards from Argentine
Elisa

Linnea W said...

I always hear about these floating bridges when I'm up in the Seattle area. I've never actually driven across them or seen them in person. Hope they last a long time. Hope you're getting some summer warmth up there!

Don and Krise said...

Great "long distance" shot Kim.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This is the kind of photo that will bring visitors to your city.

Bibi said...

Nice shot! They almost look like gently-sloped waterslides.

Halcyon said...

Very nice bridges! You have so many nice ones in Seattle. :)