Lastly… this is the third photo I chose to donate to the Amani Center fund raising bash this coming Saturday. The Hawthorne Bridge, Portland. All three of these shots ended up looking great framed. Now, again… just hope I make the center some money on Saturday.
Our last bridge in our six bridge Providence Bridge Pedal oddyssey was the Freemont Bridge. Most recognizable and never traveled by bicycle except for this once a year opportunity. We cruised up to the top of this beauty and stood looking at the views for awhile. So cool to be up there and so much fun riding down, fast, on the other side.
After the Burnside we crossed the Broadway Bridge. Really nice. So cool to be able to ride over it. In this photo are Kate and Kristen. Kate, we are still jealous of your bike shorts! Oh, and your gloves by the way.
The Marquam, otherwise known as the I5 bridge. This was one of the places we walked a little. Both getting up to it, because we couldn’t keep peddling, and then on the top, because there were so many people. Very cool to be able to cross this thing. Once we made it to the top there was a band playing, free root beer, water re-fills, and some fantastic views.
This particular shot is looking up river. The bridge you can see if the Ross Island, where we’d crossed over before riding down to the Marquam.
The second bridge we crossed during the Bridge Pedal was the Ross Island. Nice view from there toward some of the other bridges we’d be tackling later.
We rode past the Marquam Bridge on our route biking the other night. The blue sky was stunning.
This week’s hunt is all about bridges. I have taken, recently, to walking along the Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland, Oregon. It’s a great place to take the dogs for a walk. One of Portland’s nicknames is bridgetown. 10 bridges cross the Willamette and Columbia Rivers within city limits. Pretty impressive. The Hawthorne, pictured here, is one of my favorites.
I haven’t been in the hunt for awhile now. Too busy with life stuff I guess to be at the computer much more than to just load photos onto flickr, blog a word or two, and then get up to do other things. In the interim I’ve been through the holidays, had three feet of snow at the house, had no power during those times on three separate occasions… the last time it took the power guys 5 days to fix it and that was because they couldn’t get up the road until the snow plows made it out here. I live in the woods, it took them awhile, but actually it was faster than I thought it might be. I’ve also finished work on the rental project we were up to. It’s our second. It was a bear. Much more work than expected. Means that since October I’ve basically had two jobs. My day job, and then the night and weekend job of painting and mudding and taping and hammering and the like. It’s over now. Woo Hoo! And it’s rented. Now, thanks goodness, it’s sort of life returning to normal… LOL Whatever that is.
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The Steele Bridge, which carries not only the foot traffic underneath from the Eastbank Esplanade to the West side and Waterfront Park, but it also carries the MAX light rail line as well. It’s an old bridge that’s still very much central to the city. Behind it you can get a small glimpse of the Broadway Bridge, in red.