The bridge and the bird

 

Versie 2Although this double leaf bascule bridge is made of wrought iron, it is surprisingly light to handle thanks to the mechanism of weights and counterweights: one man can do the trick. But of course the seagull flying above it wins this game of weight and weightlessness.

The Damiate Bridge was built in 1855 and forms part of the Damiate Bulwark that used to defend the city of Dordrecht and its ports. Originally it was made of cast iron, an error of judgment as the construction collapsed within two weeks. Talking about weight…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less)

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