Taking pictures of bridges, I spend a lot of time around rivers. Some you can hardly seee because of all the foliage and some are really pretty. The shot above is the Blackwater River and was made from the bridge i was shooting at the time.
Sometimes, the terrain allows you to get down to the water’s edge. At the Smith Bridge in Plymouth, NH, there is a place to put in kayaks and canoes. You basically have steps leading down to the river. Drought conditions in our state have caused the rivers to be rather shallow resulting in this sand bar on the Pemigewasset River. The image below shows a rope swimmer use to swing out into the river when the river is higher.