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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Bridges - Pecos River Flume





The Flume is a modern aqueduct carrying irrigation water over the Pecos River. Construction took place from 1889 to 1890 and was part of the Pecos River Reclamation Project. It was originally constructed of wood and spanned 145 feet (44 m). It carried water at a depth of 8 feet (2.4 m). In 1902, a flood destroyed the Flume and it was subsequently rebuilt using concrete. In 1902, it was the largest concrete structure in the world. (Wikipedia)
The Flume is located in Carlsbad, NM, and now belongs to the city. There is a beautiful walking path along the river with benches placed along the way where you can sit and watch the flowing river or feed the very friendly ducks.

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19 comments:

David Allen Waters said...

what a beautiful bridge...I always love these post so much, thanx for sharing them :)

Brian Miller said...

huh interesting it carries it over the river...neat bridge pat...happy sunday

Gail said...

Should have saved that top one for things in a row...like I said, OCD.

Now, do not think of pink elephants.

Eva Gallant said...

I love the bridge posts you've been giving us!

otin said...

Reminds me of some of the old Erie Lackawanna railroad viaducts that are still standing in the wooded areas of northeast Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Here is a good look at a rather impressive one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG5lmXYgk2k&feature=related

nice to see you by the way!

JayLeigh said...

Oh, it looks so neat, and it sounds like such a nice place to visit.

Dimple said...

This bridge take water over the river instead of people & cars! Never thought of using the word "bridge" for an aqueduct, but that's what they are!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful shots Pat, that water looks so blue. The walking path sounds like fun.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I like the walking path, just inviting you to visit and enjoy.

Lynda said...

You always have some pretty bridges to show us. On one of your trips, have you ever counted how many bridges you cross to get from north to south or the return trip? And do interstate bridges count? Yes - - even when you do a stop at an exit. Challenge to tabulate!

VioletSky said...

Aqueducts are amazing feats of engineering that I still have trouble wrapping my head around!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

beautiful bridge!
i love travelling through your photos, since i don't actually travel much.
thank you. :)

betty xx

Kaori said...

Oh this bridge is quite unique! Well, for me, since we don't have bridges like that here. I love how you took both of the photos. Just lovely :D

Valerie said...

I love aquaducts and viaducts. Just imagine being able to construct such wonderful bridges.

Ruth said...

So, you were in NM (or are), did you see the Lawrence Tree at the DH Lawrence ranch? The O'Keeffe painting of it was new to me, but not to you.

Nancy said...

We have a flume near where we live. It is wooden, however. I read a recent story of some hardy people riding the flume back in the late 1800's. They were luck to survive, but they started in the mountains near Truckee, California and ended up in Reno.

wenn said...

i love bridges..especially the ones I saw in Paris at the Seine River.

Donna said...

Cool shot Miz Pat!!
hughugs

Cheeseboy said...

I've often wondered if there is ANYTHING worth seeing in New Mexico. Guess so.