Lindsey Bridge

by Camellia Staab September. 05, 2020 801 views

Several nights ago, one of the camera clubs I belong to decided to have a "photo walk" and meet on Lindsey Bridge.

Considering that the group has not met "in person" since February, this was definitely the meeting not to be missed.

Let me tell you a bit about Lindsey Bridge.

This bridge is one of the rarest types of concrete bridge, a cantilevered concrete arch bridge. It does not function as a true arch, in fact at the center of each arch span there is a small physical gap in the bridge, allowing each half of the bridge span to function as a cantilever out from the pier. On top of that, the arch design consists of two solid ribs, with transverse floorbeams under the deck. It could technically be thought of as a cantilevered concrete curved deck girder bridge. The Vachel Lindsay Bridge retains excellent historic integrity, and the structural integrity is excellent too. The cantilever design remains unchanged and unaltered. It is one of the finest and most historically significant concrete bridges in Illinois built in 1933/1934.

By the way a little hint.....the name Lindsey comes from Vachel Lindsey the famous American poet founder of "singing" poetry".

He was born here in Springfield.

Died here in Springfield.

So.....lots of "Lindsey" references in the area.

(And you thought Abraham Lincoln was the only thing that made us famous).

HA!😉

Capturing sunset around the bridge as well as the encompassing area was our main goal.

So you ask....where is the bridge located? OK maybe you don't ask because you don't care but, me being me, I am going to tell you.

Lindsey Bridge is located on Lake Springfield....

4200-acre reservoir is the largest municipally owned lake in Illinois. Lake Springfield is a major central Illinois recreation center offering boating, fishing, and water sports. The 57 miles of shoreline includes over 735 residential sites, eight public parks, and several public boat docks and launches. The lake was created, at a cost of $2.5 million (in 1930s dollars), as a source of water for Springfield and to provide coolant for the City Water, Light & Power coal-fired electrical generating plant. It has also served as a focus of local recreation. High-powered motor boats are allowed on much of the lake, and the lake is known for warm-water fish.

Power Plant

Power Plant

Just so you know....I had no intentions of capturing this photo because the "dock" that lead to this site was bouncing a mile a minute (the water was on steroids) but Leon dared me, and dare I took, and the above is the result.

Then I moved on to different angles and sights.

As the sun set, so did the colors.

And so a perfect evening was terminated by the perfect capture (in my opinion).

After all, photography is subjective 😂

Fine you didn't like that one....let me give you my favorite from this outing.

And so goes

another day...

another ... 😶

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Antonio Gil 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Love the end of the day colors, the details, the life on the river. Great work my friend

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 3 weeks ago

There is definitely a beauty to those colors. Thank you smile

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Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

#13 complete with dinner~~~
Love the images in this series. 
Wonderful time of light!
Thanks!
Always a treat, Amiga!      

       +1grinning+1

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jay. To be honest I am not sure I would eat the fish from this area, so close to the power plant, but then again so many people love to fish this lake.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I know what you mean, Sis!
Wild game/fish are just as subject, if not more so, than the general population of the world, when it comes to becoming contaminated with chemicals.........Lord, please help us! Keep the faith!

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 1 month, 3 weeks ago

#1 & #7 are my favs here. A nice spot to practice some eveneing shots. Well done

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Peter smile

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Abderrahim Laab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

#1 very cinematic capture, I love it.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Abderrahim Laab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you smile

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Rich Myers 1 month, 3 weeks ago

#6 Love this shot - well framed

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Rich Myers 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Rich smile

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Björn Roose 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I always thought the Simpsons we're the most famous inhabitants of Springfield smile

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Wrong Springfield Bjorn smile

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Okay, you live in an other Springfield, but your Springfield can't be that wrong innocent

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Bjorn? What are you drinking right now? 🤣🤣

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

At this moment soup. Two hours ago coffee. I'm always sober on weekdays smile

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Heike 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Very nice set, it's a beautiful bridge.  #12 is my fav. The composition and the mood are perfect.
Don't know whether you know the scene in "Lord of the rings", where Gollum is catching a fish. That came into my mind when I saw #13 + #14. Looks like he was part of your group.  smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Heike 1 month, 3 weeks ago

At night it is definitely a pretty bridge. smile

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Adrian Morris 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Stunning photos!

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Adrian Morris 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Adrian smile

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Johnny Chan 1 month, 3 weeks ago

#1 love that sunset!

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Johnny Chan 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I got lucky with that one smile

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Johnny Chan 1 month, 3 weeks ago

#6. Beautifully framed smokestacks.

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Johnny Chan 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks smile

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Benny Law 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Lovely images, Camellia, especially the first one.

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Benny Law 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Benny. I've missed you and your posts, hopefully you are keeping well.

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Camellia. I didn't catch the virus or anything, just extremely busy with lots happening. The long weekend is giving me a little break from work at least, so I've been popping in and trying to catch up a bit.

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