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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Bridges - Rio Grande Gorge Bridge




This is the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge which is located about ten miles north of Taos, New Mexico. This beautiful bridge spans 650 feet above the Rio Grande, which makes this the fifth highest bridge in the United States. Total span length: 1,280 feet.



"In 1966 the American Institute of Steel Construction awarded the bridge "Most Beautiful Steel Bridge" in the "Long Span" category. The bridge has appeared in several films, including Natural Born Killers, Twins, She's Having a Baby, Wild Hogs, and Terminator Salvation."Wikipedia


Looking down at the gorge from the side:








The sky and clouds reflected in the moving waters of the Rio Grande.





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20 comments:

Elisa said...

Thanks Pat for passing by my blog during my absence.
By the way, your bridge is gorgeous
Baci da Roma
Elisa

Brian Miller said...

oh wow that is a long way down...nice perspective in that first shot!

Francisca said...

I can see why this bridge is awarded and used in so many films. Wow... makes me dizzy looking at it. Effective shots, Pat! Really views from the edge! :-D

cieldequimper said...

A famous bridge in an incredible landscape. Marvellous.

Ann said...

I like the steel criss cross of the supports of the bridge. The engineers were so clever.

Eva Gallant said...

Wow that is a huge bridge!

The Bipolar Diva said...

Those are amazing pics!

Lesley said...

I really like the shadows in the second shot (I might have cropped out the chain link fence)

Gail said...

Do you know how lucky you are?? Beautiful pictures and once again, you have shown me a sight I will never see...Thank you.

Nancy said...

Thanks for taking us on the tour of this bridge. I have a weird fear of bridges, but it doesn't stop me from admiring them.

misslynda said...

No way I'd be looking down - - - it would be eyes straight ahead only or I might pass out. Even looking at your picture looking over the edge makes my stomach flip-flop a bit. But the bridge is GORGEOUS! I am so glad you travel for us!

That corgi :) said...

loved all the pictures, the third one down was my favorite! only went to Taos one time when we lived in Santa Fe and I don't think we saw this bridge....not being a fan of heights, I'm sure we didn't because I would have remembered it :)

hope you had a nice Sunday :)

betty

VioletSky said...

are those little jutting out bits lookout points? does that mean you can walk across this?? it looks far too long and high for me!

Sunny said...

What a fantastic bridge! You probably will laugh if I tell you that I have a fear of crossing bridges. I would cross this one but be very nervous doing so. I'm such a whimp! LOL
☼ Sunny
P.S. Thank you for your kind comments. I haven't made cards with my pics but I do sell them at craft shows.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Amazing shots! What a fantastic bridge!
B xx

Ed said...

Awesome pics.

But NO THANK YOU on traveling that bridge.

Louis la Vache said...

SUPER!
«Louis» grew up in the Texas Panhandle and used to vacation in New Mexico. He has been over this bridge several times - but had forgotten about it. This really is spectacular!

SquirrelQueen said...

That is one big beautiful bridge. I love the reflections in the river below.

David Waters said...

I love bridges, even posted about one today...these are beauties

JM said...

Great structure and a big WOW for the views!