Southern Bridge


Hello

Today we are going to Muse about change.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Southern Bridge

Southern Bridge

Southern Bridge

Down the street from where I live stood the Southern Boulevard Bridge, a drawbridge.  It was one of three drawbridges that connect Palm Beach to the mainland.  The other two have formal names, but locally they are referred to as the “North Bridge” and the “Middle Bridge”.  So that is the set: North, Middle and South.

These are pretty substantial bridges:

North Bridge

North Bridge

Middle Bridge

Middle Bridge

You can see by comparison the South Bridge was pretty dated.  It had to go. Too bad, I rather liked the scale of it and had used it as a subject in several painting.

Intra Coastal Connection

IntraCoastal Connection

Drawbridge

Drawbridge

Fishermen on Southern

Fishermen on Southern

You have probably seen it many times.  When the Trumpet comes to town it is the road he takes to Mar a Lago.

So the plan is to build a temporary bridge next to the old bridge.  Then tear down the old bridge and build a new bridge and then tear down the temporary bridge.  Should take several years.

The process is underway.

Road Closed Here

Road Closed Here

This is where the entrance to the old bridge was.  To the left is the new temporary road.  The structure behind the yellow machinery is the temporary bridge.  The bridge does not tilt open;  the road bed between the vertical supports is raised in a horizontal position to the top of the structure when the bridge opens.

Mar a Lago

Mar a Lago

You can see the east end of the bridge has been removed.  That is Trump’s club, Mar a Lago in the distance.

Old Deck

Old Deck

The old deck is hauled away some place.

It is going to be a while

It is going to be a while

So this is what is happening in our neighborhood.  We are going to deal with this for some time.

On a different note, I’ll show you something interesting, a mystery.

Look at this photo:

Looking East

Looking East

I took this at the beach the other day.  Do you see anything interesting?  In the water, up by the horizon?

line in the water

line in the water

Here is a close-up.  That is the wake of a boat that went by about ten minute before.  Not a large boat.  Why is that still there?  It is a mystery.

More to come

Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is now offering Throw Pillows, Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Shower Curtains, Duvet Covers and more with reproductions of my artwork.  If you want to check them out, here are the steps:
1.  Click on this link: thomas-tribby.pixels.com
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “HOME DECOR“.  It will open up a menu of products.
5.  Click on the product and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

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Afternoon Mooring

Afternoon Mooring

Harbor Boats

Harbor Boats

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Intracoastal Mooring

Intracoastal Mooring

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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