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Frank Fremerey

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[long time series] A bridge under construction.
« on: November 09, 2016, 13:28:04 »
A bridge under construction. Series over the time the reconstruction needs ... two or three years.

Background information: Bonn was once an undived city. On 15. February 1844 the first part of the division had taken place when the train route from Cologne opened.  It was finalized on 18. October 1855, when the southern extension of that train track was taken under steam. All the roads and alleys were cut in half, all connections lost.

Therefore tunnels and bridges were built in the aftermath of the devision to reconnect the now divided parts of Bonn.

One of these bridges is called "Victoriabrücke" and was originally errectet in 1905, destroyed in WW2, replaced on 22. December 1949 and extended in 1963, the construction we see today.

My first set of pictures shows how badly this bridge is damaged by rust and the load of traffic that was counted in 2006 at 34.000 vehicles per day. The bridge is closed for heavy lories above 16 tons since 2010, because it is not considered stable enogh anymore.

Currently half the bridge is closed for traffic, torn down and destined to be replaced.





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Re: [long time series] A bridge under construction.
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 18:16:46 »
state of today, one brige head was torn down and rebuilt, the other is just being torn down, reinforced and rebuilt.
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Re: [long time series] A bridge under construction.
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 18:18:37 »
and more
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Re: [long time series] A bridge under construction.
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 18:20:18 »
and even more
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Re: [long time series] A bridge under construction.
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 19:53:53 »
interesting

good thing maintenance is done, we had a similar renewal a couple of years ago

traffic gets more complicated as the construction is ongoing, but has to be done
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Re: [long time series] A bridge under construction.
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 12:57:58 »
Your hi-res rig does justice to the motifs.  Really enjoyable series.
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Re: [long time series] A bridge under construction.
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2019, 12:59:00 »
Frank, I much prefer the pics with DOF taken with oly and Nikon 105mm stopped down (f/5, f/5.6) than the ones at full aperture (f/1.4), cause they suit better for documentation. (except the pics showing close action, though).
Very useful historical references, making your reportage interesting.
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Re: [long time series] A bridge under construction.
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2019, 13:08:05 »
Francis: I prefer f/4 or f/5.6 for documentation as you do too, yet, some of the scenes are more emotional graphical colorscapes, not documentation, e.g. the very first shot with focus on the blue jacket biker
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Re: [long time series] A bridge under construction.
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2019, 13:12:24 »
Your hi-res rig does justice to the motifs.  Really enjoyable series.

thank you, Akira. I love the concrete surfaces worn and new. they feel almost tactile in my eyes.
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Re: [long time series] A bridge under construction.
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2019, 13:13:57 »
interesting

good thing maintenance is done, we had a similar renewal a couple of years ago

traffic gets more complicated as the construction is ongoing, but has to be done

they have a tendency to let public goods rot until you cannot save them anymore...
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