Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Friday, April 23, 2010

Scenic Sunday - Royal Gorge Bridge

For Scenic Sunday, here are some shots of the Royal Gorge Bridge. It stands 1,053 feet (321 meters) above the Arkansas River, and is 1,270 feet (384 meters) long.
The cables weigh 300 tons.
There are 1,270 wooden planks that form the road surface of the bridge. (And yes, the No Fishing signs are still posted.)
It was built in 1929, and until very recently was the highest suspension bridge in the world. (Don't try to take this next photo if you're afraid of heights.)
The towers are 150 feet high.
The views are incredible, but those are for another post.
Scenic Sunday

13 comments:

  1. Cool shots and views of the bridge. Just awesome!

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  2. Awesome place and great photos. I almost felt vertigo just looking at them :)

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  3. Oh the memories! These are perfect views - though some made me a little dizzy!

    I'm so glad to hear the no fishing signs are still there! :=}

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  4. I've been to the Royal Gorge a number times.. The cables were always a focal point for me as well.. The site really is a wealth of photo opportunity..

    Very nice Al...

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  5. My heart almost stopped beating from just seeing these photos! That looks unbelievably high!

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  6. Wow! Those are superb photos in every way. I love all the perspective you've given of the bridge. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I see you also have a post on a similar market in Seattle.

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  7. Great shots but they make me dizzy! Very impressive bridge!

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  8. Love the view but I'd be scared walking along the suspension bridge. I can feel my knees shaking now. haha!

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  9. That is some bridge! What a beautiful sight...I'd love to be up there with my camera too!

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  10. Fantastic shots and what an amazing bridge.Love to take a walk there. thanks for sharing

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  11. Good heavens! These are wonderful!

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