Friday, April 4, 2008

Sky Watch Friday/The W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge


This bridge is located on Interstate 65 northeast of Mobile, Alabama and crosses the Mobile Tensaw River delta.
It was named after Mobile resident General W.K. Wilson Jr., a Chief of Engineers with the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
The locals nicknamed the bridge "The Dolly Parton Bridge". Can you see why? There is also a Dolly Parton Bridge in the Netherlands.
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59 comments:

John said...

Great post, wonderful shots! Well done DOT.

Kostas said...

Strong blue skies is the sovereign subject in the photographs, marvellous colours and forms him characterizes as splendid!
Very good post!
Nice weekend

Anne-Berit said...

Beautyful blue sky.Very good shots:o)

ellen b said...

OK the rename is very funny! have a great weekend....

leslie said...

Clear skies and I "think" I might be able to figure out why it's called "DP Bridge." lol

Carletta said...

LOL!Just saw Dolly last night on American Idol.
Love the bridge outline against that terrific blue.

Alan said...

But the bridge is all natural, right? :)

gmj said...

Strong feel to these photos. Color of sky and iron of bridge. I like it.

Nancy said...

Great shots of the twin bridges.Their nickname says it all.

Anita said...

Dolly Parton bridge... that's funny!!
Great shots!

Mines finally up at Prairie Visions!

alexander said...

This is an usual and beautiful bridge. A great clear day.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Andrea said...

Dolly Parton Bridge! LOL Great find Dot. Reading the comments I can tell which ones have never heard of Dolly.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Hmm... gosh, I wonder why they call it that.. =D hehehe... fantastic photos... it's great to laugh again!

Annie said...

Is it because it's curvy, very curvy :-)

SandyCarlson said...

Bridges really are works of art. Through your eyes, that's especially true.

granmal said...

These are great and what a neat looking bridge against that sky. Great capture.

Sharon said...

Those were great pictures, ans fun comments! Thanks.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh Gosh, Dolly that is too funny. Beautiful shots

AVCR8TEUR said...

I think Dolly would be honored to have a couple of bridges nicknamed after her. Very interesting architecture.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello Dot... what a pair........ of pictures you have for Sky Watch this week. I think the name for this bridge is very good.. and I would have not guessed at that...
Jane said hello and thanked you for your comment... I still have a few more pictures to post this weekend for her and if I can get the camera back I might be out on Saturday with it..
Tom

Truls said...

I sthis a combined Bridges between (look at RuneE`s blog) and SWF. Great it is.

quintarantino said...

I can clearly see and guess why locals called this the Dolly Parton bridge!
Great photos.

Mike said...

LOL!! I like it. Great construction, and what a beautiful blue sky.

Só- Poesias e outros itens said...

Great post
News places for me.


Ju Gioli

oldmanlincoln said...

Your photography is nice as it always is. I will comment more at another time as I just returned from hospital and am not back to normal.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

cocabixinhos said...

Beautiful perspectives! love it!

fishing guy said...

Dot: Being a country music fan I understand the naming of the bridge. I love the post and the way you captured the bridge.

DeeMom said...

Lovely adn the DOLLY part, tee hee that is a HOOT

Paulie said...

ngThe bridges are very artistic and pretty in design.. I find it disgusting to give it that nickname. I keep comparing the photos and like your teaser photo from yesterday the best because it looks like a filmstrip to me. That one would have made a great ODD SHOT too!

I hate those word verification things! This is my third try to get the letters right. I can't be that blind. . . sigh

Gattina said...

Nice contrast between the bridge and the very blue sky !

Quiet Paths said...

Can you imagine having a bridge named after you because of massive.... never mind. These shots are so interesting. I've never seen a structure quite like this.

Daniel J Santos said...

Interesting post, great pictures, well done.

Debbie in NC said...

LOL Dot...Dolly Parton! Thanks for info on comment...will check :)

Beautiful blue sky and great contrast!

Will be back to look at other pictures girl..it's a barn and southern thing (wink)

Denise BC said...

The structure of this bridge is spectacular, and it is so high that it seems that is cutting the sky. Beautiful!

Denise BC

GMG said...

Hi Dot, here I am for my at least weekly visit... It seems that Friday is a very busy day around, anyhow I'll try to catch up! The bridge is stunning! The Sky is ok, but with our 29º Celsius gorgeous blue sky here today, not much of a surprise... ;) Loved to see the Seeds and the Silhouettes, but the Chair was my favourite!
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, where I’m still strolling around Bilbao. Look forward to reading you back there!
Have a great weekend!
Gil

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love the bridge's nickname, Dot. Now that I can see the bridge from a distance I can really appreciate what a fabulous shot yesterday's photo was!

gardenpath said...

Wonderful shots! I won't forget this bridge.

lv2scpbk said...

Very cute about the nickname.

lissa said...

great bridge shots

Carla said...

I like your bridge photos! I'm familiar with that part of 'Bama.

Sonia said...

What a great photos with beautiful sky! So funny that name...LOL!

Kim said...

I love the curves and angles in your photos. Nice job.

USAincognito said...

I have driven this bridge once before.

deborah wilson said...

Great pics, Dot. The bridge has an odd design but I believe that Dolly would be happy with the nickname. lol

Jerry and I went to Mobile years ago but I don't recall this bridge - we must have taken another route.

Dick said...

Nice bridge, and a great sky too.
I was on the church tower just for fun and to take pictures. I wish you a very nice weekend.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Great shot DOT!!!!!
Where is that DOLLY Parton Bridge in Holland??? I am very curious, please tell me?

I wish you a creative weekend and come to see my SKYWATCH Friday:)

JoAnn from holland

the teach said...

Dot, a really unusual-looking bridge! Great clear blue skies! :D

Small City Scenes said...

Oh too funny. I bet Dolly BUSTed out laughing when she heard that. MB

Craver Vii said...

Poor Dolly! Oh well... at least she's not infamous!

Judy said...

Beautiful clear sky. Thanks for the chuckle.

david mcmahon said...

What a great name for a bridge. I love the subtlety of the first shot.

Anna said...

I really enjoyed your post. I laughed when I read the Dolly Parton Bridge part.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Marvelous photos of a great bridge!

Interesting landscape!

Luiz

Dancin' Fool said...

Excellent pictures Dot and great information.

Andrée said...

The yellow flowers, the bees, this bridge, the green, the clean (I am all sand and dirt from the road): these are powerful images for me who can only see white still. I like this bridge design and how it rises out of the land yet has a natural shape.

RuneE said...

I liked the angle and perspective of the second one.

chanpheng said...

Nice pictures. They set off the blue of the skies. And Dolly Parton besides, pretty funny! You might have to take it from another angle to get the full effect!

Kerri said...

Oh My....the nickname is Hilarious!
And a great skywatch post!

suziam said...

So who was driving?!!

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