A stroll with a buddy today brought me to the site of some bridge construction I’ve been trying to ignore. It’s resulted in a fair bit of traffic past my quiet country home, along with the threat of more traffic to come.

Nameplate from the 105-year old bridge destroyed during Hurricane Irene
Nameplate from the 105-year old bridge destroyed during Hurricane Irene

Of course, once this bridge is rebuilt – having been washed away during Hurricaine Irene, those drivers that follow their GPS down this now dead-end road and then out again will be able to complete the promoted course.  Ultimately I estimate there will be less traffic rather than more.

Fine old bridge
Fine old bridge

I’ve taken quite a few photographs along this road, including some of the old bridge before its demise. But as often as I walk it, I rarely bring a camera along – or there would be many more photos.

Did however bring the camera today, and found that once I started looking a few things did catch the photographer’s eye.

Don't know what these are, but I think they were made in America.
Don’t know what these are, but I think they were made in America.

We’ll file these under ‘texture’ or ‘construction,’ for lack of a better idea.

I’ve long been interested in construction – big and small. It’s what prompted me to buy the fixer-upper we call home, and what keeps me tuned in to remodeling and renovation shows on the tube.  I always notice construction cranes along the road, in the distance or in the city, where they’re hardest to capture in pictures (no helicopter).

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I’m know I played with toy trucks when I was a wee one, but this didn’t carry over into an adult desire to run ‘em.

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So while I still have this fascination with construction vehicles, I think it’s born of something other than a boyish love of big trucks.rebar_new

Where does all of this lead me? I’m not sure, but I wanted to share these few photos from today.  Perhaps this will motivate me to share the photos I completed about a month ago at a bigger construction site in nearby Cairo, NY.

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