Under The BRIDGE

by Tomie Poodle April. 07, 2008 5072 views

The Plougastel Bridge, or Albert Louppe Bridge, is a bridge over the Elorn River near Brest, France, connecting Plougastel-Daoulas and Relecq-Kerhuon.

Construction on the Plougastel Bridge started in 1926 and was completed on October 9th, 1930. Part of it was destroyed by the German army in 1944, and shortly after was closed for repairing. It was reopened after the widening and construction five years later. Between 1991 and 1994 another bridge, the Pont de l'Iroise, was built parallel to this bridge. Today the Plougastel carries tractor, pedestrian and bicycle traffic and is a landmark on the route of the Paris-Brest-Paris bicycle event.

The Plougastel Bridge is an arch bridge, or has a fixed, double deck structure. The arches are composed of concrete and have a total length of around 888m.

every sunday, when the weather is sunny, people take a walk on the bridge.

many people on the top!

few on the bottom..

a detail …

hum…the storm is coming…

it will be time to go home!

a last smell before going back home…

this two statues was at the enter of the bridge, on each side of the road; as the road is curved, many people driving too fast have lost their life against the statue by accident…

the statue is a woman with folk dresses from plougastel. She has the same smile that “ la joconde”!

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Phyllis Gan 13 years, 2 months ago

I love this set! #8 & #15 are my fav.
Thanks for sharing!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Carol 13 years, 2 months ago

Exellent set....loved them all.....5th one is really awesome...keep up the grand work.....

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Camille 13 years, 2 months ago

je suis passée plusieurs fois par là, dans un car plein d'élèves qui allaient visiter les plages du débarquement ; franchement, qu'est-ce que c'est mieux en photo et dans le calme ! j'aime beaucoup la 10 ! - et coucou-le-chien-Tomie !

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mintra 13 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful post Tomie, wondeful shots too.
Nice bridge.
:O)

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Dragana Jurisic 13 years, 2 months ago

so good these, congrats, its difficult to choose the favorite

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 13 years, 2 months ago

GREAT!!!

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Kim 13 years, 2 months ago

3,6, and 8 were my favorites. Number 3 gave me a jolt because when I was scrolling it looked like a small rock on a pebbly ground until I looked at the size of the human! Unless of course you stumbled upon a 'little people' colony or Lilliputin or some such thing:)
Number 8 reminded me of an old painting when the era was to focus on the landscape with man only being a small part of it. This is a lovely shot.
And number 6 was very pleasing and interesting to look at.
But I can't forget about my puppy Tomie. He always strikes a handsome pose!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sherij 13 years, 2 months ago

Very very nice photos!! AAHH tomie dog you look so cute!!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Frenchies 13 years, 2 months ago

Tres beau set ! Mes preferees sont la 7 et la 10...de tres belles perspectives du pont !!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Maria 13 years, 2 months ago

GREAT SET!! =)

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Maud - Normandie - France 13 years, 2 months ago

Excellent ! la 10 est fantastique ! beau travail Tomie !

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jessica 13 years, 2 months ago

Superb set, mon ami, I love numbers 7 and 10 - great composition and light!! :)

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Liz Reasey 13 years, 2 months ago

Excellent photos! Love #5, 10, 13, - oh, all of them are wonderful! Great post!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Miclaud 13 years, 2 months ago

La #5 et la #10 sont superbes parmi ces belles photos!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Beagles3 13 years, 2 months ago

This is cool photo. The bridge is quite tall.

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Timi 13 years, 2 months ago

very nice post, Tomie! especially like 6, 10 and 12! and the last one has wonderful lights! :)

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Robert Moffat 13 years, 2 months ago

Stunning pictures as always - no 5 is really tremendous!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marco 13 years, 2 months ago

super set!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Maria 13 years, 2 months ago

Really great photos! I love bridges! #10 is my absolute favorite! It's fantastic! I love that you caught the divers. #7 & 8 are also lovely. :)

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Vane 13 years, 2 months ago

The perspectives of the bridge are really nice.

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Vterezia 13 years, 2 months ago

fantastic shots!!!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Alexandra Pechabadens 13 years, 2 months ago

Tres belles photos. Le detail aussi, ca m'a mis un moment pour savoir ce que c'tait! c'est mysterieux de loin. Super.

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Nayah Nayah 13 years, 2 months ago

Superbe série, je trouve la 10 absolument magnifique!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Christelle 13 years, 2 months ago

super post !!!
la # 3 est géniale on dirait une personne en miniature !!!
;-)

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mario Jean 13 years, 2 months ago

Wow! Many spectacular shots in this set!
Great creative compositions all around, particularly in shots #6, 7 & 10, but my fav is #15 (wonderful light and moment).

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