Bridge Fall Down
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It has been stated that the only reason I will get up before the sun rises is for photography. On the morning of April 18, 2006, I woke up at 5am to be sure to get a front row seat for my tripod at the URI Bay Campus to catch the demolition of the Old Jamestown Bridge.
The bridge was captured with my Nikon D200 on a tripod with my 18-200mm lens. The exposure was 1/750 second at f/5.6. This was shot from the shore of The University of Rhode Island's Bay Campus. Many, many long time Rhode Islanders braved frigid wind chills to be a part of this spectacular event. With the 5 frames per second ability of my Nikon, I have enough photos to show a slideshow of the bridge exploding and crashing down into the water. How awesome is that?!
As for some history of the bridge...This bridge was built in 1940 and was at the time Rhode Island's longest. As a child, I remember going across its harrowing 600 foot long main span (which was grated, allowing you to see the water 135 feet below) when visiting my grandparents who lived in Jamestown.
For more information on the bridge go to: http://www.artinruins.com/arch/rip/jamestown/. This is my favorite website to view urban X in Rhode Island.
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