I'm a big fan of Elaine at A Scattering. Her photography is always superb and I can imagine that with her creativity she will have some wonderful bridges for you to see. In black and white, too.
I admit the black and white bit scared me witless because I don't have the foggiest idea what makes a good black and white photo. As luck would have it, I had one old black and white photo of the road (and bridge) leading up to our old farm, taken back when you had to put a black and white film in the camera. So this is the genuine article.
A wonderful memory of this bridge is that of a slight accident between myself and my neighbour. One Tuesday afternoon I was taking my four kids to athletics and was coming down the hill off the bridge and my neighbour was returning with her four kids from swimming and our cars sort of bumped each other just as I came off that bridge. Everyone jumped out of the two cars to inspect the damage and see if we were all OK and my older daughter commented, "Mrs Rickett, you've got new shoes!!" Gotta love country kids, huh?
It didn't dawn on me to think of any sort of bridge other than the sort used to carry us over something. Most of the bridges around here are humble affairs, built purely for practical purposes. There are four one lane bridges between my house and the corner, 12 kms away. I can't think of a single one within miles that has any aesthetic value.
The longest bridge down our road
This next little one is always a welcome sight, it takes me across the little creek that runs through the farm.
Thankfully this one on a neighbour's farm and doesn't see much traffic.
An old footbridge on another neighbour's farm
The bridges in town are a little grander than their country cousins- but not much!
Perhaps this is stretching it a bit and this is more of an elevated walkway. But it is raised to carry foot traffic safely around a hill through the bush at Noosa, Queensland, Australia where I was recently holidaying. It keeps our feet safe from snakes.
And then there are the bridges to fun:
To see lots of other black and white bridges, pop over to here.