|September 2015 (39.716 Degrees, -121.4705 Degrees) North Fork Bridge|
It seems like we feel more affinity for bridges that were built for a certain mode of travel. The Happy Pontist likes pedestrian bridges because they afford designers more freedom of expression and (perhaps) because people traveling on foot or bicycle seem more positive and friendly. We have less interest in highway bridges because of their cookie cutter appearance and because they carry vehicles with fewer positive connotations. The most passionate group are people who love railroad bridges and the trains they carry. People often line railroad tracks to photograph trains crossing over bridges, especially if they are being pulled by an iconic locomotive (photo by Keith Ardinger shown above). However, only freight trains currently travel along the Feather River Canyon. On rare ocassions 'fan' trains with vintage cars and steam locomotives will cross over the North Fork Bridge (photo shown below by Dave Stanley).
Butte County, California Bridges: Union Pacific North Fork Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.