The Zakim Bridge

The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge was the primary subject of last Sunday’s photo shoot. The place from which I’d planned to make some images turned out to be less than stellar. But from there, I found a good route along one side of the bridge. These are a few of the images.

39 thoughts on “The Zakim Bridge

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you so much. That bridge does have that effect. It is even more dramatic driving over it. Perhaps some Sunday morning, I should shoot some video as I drive across it into the city. Cheers!

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you. It is a lovely bridge. I’ve heard of similar bridges elsewhere in the world. Looking at Wikipedia, it is a challenge to attribute the bridge to a single architect. I’ll have to google Calatrava. Cheers!

      1. Miss Gentileschi

        You´re welcome:) Calatrava is a spanish architect, among many others he build a bridge here in Berlin, and a very beautiful airport in France, I think. Please tell me, if you find out who the architect of this beauty though is! Have a nice weekend, Sarah:)

      2. milfordstreet Post author

        Hi Sarah: I looked again, now that I am home. I found another article crediting the design to Guatemalan born, Miguel Rosales who studied with Christian Menn, the pioneer of this style of bridge design. I hope the you also have a good weekend. Chris =)

      3. Miss Gentileschi

        Hi Chris, thank you very much for looking it up! I haven´t heard of him before but am going to have a closer look at his work from now on! Looking very much forward to your nexts posts:) Sarah

      4. milfordstreet Post author

        Hi Sarah: Your question and the lack of clarity made me curious. I think such structures are difficult these days to attribute to a single person or even on firm. This maybe especially in Boston where they could not agree on a single name and it ended up with two names. Cheers, Chris

      5. Miss Gentileschi

        Hi Chris, I think you´re right. It´s like with so many other things in life. It must be wonderful to enjoy the architectural sights you see every day, especially in Boston! I´ve studied art history and concentrated a bit on architecture so I´m aware of the magnificent buildings one can ffind there or of course in Chicago and New York. Wish you a nice week with hopefully more pictures for me to gaze at:) Cheers, Sarah

      6. milfordstreet Post author

        Hello Sarah: I only get into Boston on weekends, but that is okay because it helps me to better feel appreciative of the wonderful architecture there. I’ve had brief visits to NY and Chicago and love the architecture in both places. So much talent and such beauty. I hope I have some photos this week that you will enjoy. Have a good day. =) Cheers, Chris

      7. Miss Gentileschi

        Hi Chris, even if it´s only on weekends: I “envy” you:) But admiring your pictures totally makes it up for me and is something I enjoy very much:) Have a happy week! Cheers, Sarah

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you…Hey, I noticed that I can’t comment on your posts anymore. Did you turn off this option? You’ve had some awesome poems lately. I liked the metaphor about cotton unraveling today. Cheers!

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you so much. I don’t know to what extent I’ve really experienced the bridges of France, not counting the Pont Neuf and others in Paris. This is the coolest one locally…but we have some other good sized ones. There is another that I need to find a location for a sunrise shot to capture it in silhouette once it warms up a bit. Cheers!

      1. Osyth

        I live quite close to the Viaduc de Garabit designed by Eiffel himself and not far from the Milau viaduct which is the world’s highest major road bridge. The French love bridges and viaducts and are very proud of their engineers both historic and modern. I look forward to seeing this other one soon. In the meantime, one of my absolute musts is to fffind some covered bridges – the nearest ones seem to be in New England. I’ve got a special map and everything …

      2. milfordstreet Post author

        Wow…I looked up those bridges….You have some seriously nice bridges, both old and new. Do they have nice lighting on the Milau viaduct, similar to the Zakim on my blog today? I hear there is a smaller version of the Zakim in Ireland that has the exact same lighting.
        We have a number of those bridges here in New Hampshire. I’ve made iamges of a few:

  1. mopana

    This is so spectacular, Christopher. Looks like aliens 🙂 So, this is what you wanted when you’ve made the photo with the shoes in the fence?

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you, Monica. 😃 You have a good memory, my friend. Yes, exactly. This is the photo that I wanted. I agree that it looks like something from a SciFi movie. Cheers 😎


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