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Lisnaholic 03-03-2019 07:58 AM

All About Bridges
 
A well-designed bridge is a thing of great beauty, a soaring testament to the possibilities of engineering, but even if they don't particularly excite you of themselves, perhaps you'd like to contribute to this thread with songs that mention bridges, famous bridge scenes in movies, a funny thing happened to me on a bridge once etc.



^ This bridge is very attractive, and is a huge improvement on the previous design on the same site. Watch the short construction-nerd video and perhaps you'll be inspired to post a bridge you like too.

rostasi 03-03-2019 08:49 AM


DwnWthVwls 03-03-2019 09:43 AM

https://allthatsinteresting.com/call-of-the-void - this is about all bridges are good for in my reality.

ziggywas 03-03-2019 09:56 AM

great! i really like thinking about music through various concepts.
this particular is a good one cuz a bridge can be both a great structure but it aslo bears a strong symbolic meaning...
all that said heres a 90's classic. to be honest this was soooooo overplayed that i dont even have the courage of listening to it one more time. its a great song tho. its also the first song that came to my mind so i m going to put it here:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwlogyj7nFE

Psy-Fi 03-03-2019 10:04 AM

Probably my all-time favorite film footage of a bridge...





Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse - Gallopin' Gertie (1940)

Lisnaholic 03-03-2019 10:27 AM

^ Thanks for the input guys! Yes, that Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse is spectacular! I've watched it a few times - more times, in fact, than I've heard ziggywas's Chili Pepper recomendation. I don't know where it was an over-played classic, but it wasn't in my neighbourhood!

And for being on topic, what can trump the album entitled "Bridges" from rostasi? Well, how about a song in which a bridge is the lead instrument?


rostasi 03-03-2019 10:53 AM

The second tune on that "Bridges" album is "Song of the Wind" with the first verse being:

"Blow, wind, blow
Further than a thousand wires
Blow, wind, blow
Transporter of the clouds
Blow, wind, blow
Fanner of a thousand fires, yeah
Can't you see?
That every place you go
Well, the people got a need to understand
Yes, some people want to know
Won't you blow, wind, blow?"

Psy-Fi 03-03-2019 10:58 AM

Live webcams of a couple of favorite, iconic bridges that I've walked and driven across multiple times in my travels over the years...




Live - Brooklyn Bridge & Manhattan NYC Cam - St. George Tower


https://i.ibb.co/tQxr5xx/TB.jpg

Tower Bridge Cam - London



Mindfulness 03-03-2019 06:43 PM

that was a cool video about the LA bridge :cool:

ive been paying attention to this one they are building back in my home town or at least in the quad cities. just one of the few bridges thats in the quad cities.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17yDNoS2PcU

its going to look like this when finished:
https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.town...279a.image.jpg

:beer:

Psy-Fi 03-03-2019 07:19 PM


Sonny Rollins ‎– The Bridge (1962)

A Quest to Rename the Williamsburg Bridge for Sonny Rollins



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