Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My World Tuesday - Community Bridge

The city of Frederick was originally laid out along Carroll Creek. Over the years this creek flooded and after severe flooding in the 1970's, the city began planning for a flood control project and redevelopment of the damaged areas along the creek. The flood control project consisted of large underground conduits for excess floodwater and a park along the creek. One highlight of the plan was a community bridge to replace the old Carroll Street Bridge over the creek. The view above is the east side of the bridge. Below is a shot of the bridge where it meets an old building, now the Delaplaine arts center.

The bridge is concrete with a painted mural looking like a stone bridge with various elements of community life painted on the stone blocks. Below are some of the symbols included in the mural. For more information on the bridge see its web site. I have previously posted other photos on my blogs here Bridges Between, a view from the bridge and the fountain.






9 comments:

fishing guy said...

Lew: What a neat look at the bridge.Those are some really neat designs.

Denise said...

Hi Lew, this is a great post and a beautiful bridge with really neat photographs. Enjoyed my visit. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lily Hydrangea said...

this really is a beautiful work of art!

A Blog In The Rough said...

how neat, I love the art work and the info was great too :)

The Good Life in Virginia said...

enjoyed the detail on the blocks which obviously reflect the community and its history...the angel on the side of the bridge is interesting...seems a more modern interpretation?

thanks for sharing...enjoy visiting your blog.

have a good week.

Wren said...

What a nice surprise to click over here and find a Frederick post. I lived there for a while in the 80s. That was before the Carroll Creek project, but I was back to visit a few times afterwards and thought they had done a great job with it.

Lawstude said...

hello lew. that bridge literally brings people closer.

Thanks for sharing your world. You may visit mine Here Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

imac said...

Fascinating photos DF Lew

imac said...

Lovely work DF Lew