Dumbo, New York

DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)


The are has two sections: one located between the bridges of  Manhattan and Brooklyn and the other continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area.  After being redeveloped by David Walentas first becoming a mecca for artist and galleries and later a center for technology startup companies.

Jane’s Carousel was restored 1922 carousel set in Brooklyn Bridge Park is a fun nostalgic ride.  We were day on a day it was closed sadly.

Address: Old Dock St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours:

Thursday 11AM–6PM
Friday 11AM–6PM
Saturday 11AM–6PM

A few of my favorite shots from our visit. Spend the day walking around having ice cream and pizza.  We walked to Brooklyn Heights along the toe path.

My favorite muse Josiena Julia Lourdes.

Cornish-Windsor Bridge New Hampshire

The Cornish-Windsor bridge is over the Connecticut River between Cornish, New Hampshire and Windsor, Vermont.

It was the longest covered bridge still standing in the United States until the Smolen–Gulf Bridge opened in Ohio in 2008. It is however still the longest wooden covered bridge.

There were three bridges previously built on this site in 1796, 1824 and 1828. The bridge was repaired in 1989 totaling $4,450,000 and was opened to traffic on December 8, 1989.  The Cornish-Windsor Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Location: Bridge St, Cornish, NH 03745
Lat. / Long.: N 43.473686 W 72.3839049
Traffic Allowed: Vehicles
Built in: 1866
Length (feet): 453
Truss Type: Town

Vermont Covered Bridges – Taftsville Bridge

This bridge is a 2 span 189 foot long Multiple Kingpost Truss with an arch. The spans are 89 and 100 feet. It was built in 1836 and is one of the oldest covered bridges in the state. It carries River Road the over Ottaquechee River in the charming city of Taftsville Vermont.  This Bridge reflects an earlier bridge-building tradition likely influenced by craftsman in Switzerland. Sadly the bridge was extensively damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011 and was closed for a couple of years while being repaired. County: Windsor
Locality: Taftsville
Position – N 43 37.857 W 72 28.083
Bridge Crosses: Ottauquechee River
Truss Type: Multiple Kingpost

Woodstock, Vermont – Middle Bridge

Middle Bridge was built in 1877 by King Bridge Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio and was demolished in 1966.  Milton Graton rebuilt this bridge in 1969.  The site is a popular tourist attraction in the middle of the town.

County: Windsor
Position – N 43 37.478  W 72 31.218
Bridge Carries: Union Street
Bridge Crosses: Ottauquechee River
Truss Type: Town Lattice

Covered Bridges Vermont – Lincoln

The fall is the my favorite time of year to take a roadtrip around New England to visit the covered bridges.  We were traveling from Saratoga to Portsmouth so we took this route.

Our first stop was Lincoln.   It carries Fletcher Hill Road the over Ottaquechee River. This bridge was built in 1877.  Lincoln was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.  Location: West Woodstock, VT
Lat. / Long.: N 43.600783   W 72.5687667
Truss Type: Pratt with tied arch

This would end up as our holiday photo.