Sunday photoblogging: Banana bridge, Bristol

by Chris Bertram on December 3, 2023

The Banana Bridge



Alan White 12.04.23 at 12:33 am

Great use of perspective–certainly one of your strengths in framing.


Bob 12.04.23 at 10:49 pm

Great shot, Chris, but why “Banana”?


Alan White 12.05.23 at 3:58 pm

I’m willing to bet the name is because the bridge is curved and yellow.


bad Jim 12.07.23 at 5:54 am

Why “banana”? Check the image in the Wikipedia entry.


bad Jim 12.10.23 at 5:39 am

It has to be said that the bridge itself is strange. The walkway is implausibly substantial, apparently tiled, flanked by sturdy wrought iron railings, far too heavy for what appears to be a hastily improvised and somewhat warped wooden superstructure.

Extensive graffiti suggests that the supports are actually painted steel, which would imply that the structure was actually engineered, and on reconsideration a slight degree of elegance can be discerned. [But, seriously, 1883?]

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