Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bridge of Flowers

 The Bridge of Flowers straddles the Farmington River in the Weatogue neighborhood of Simsbury.  It is an 1892 metal truss bridge that is now open only to hikers, pedestrians and cyclists. Volunteers maintain the 48 flower boxes and 32 hanging baskets, with funds donated by local businesses.

30 comments:

Regina K said...

'This is a bridge I would like to cross. I like the top photo with the other bridge in background. The second photo, who could argue with it's beauty.

Rachel said...

What a wonderful idea! That is so pretty! I love the way the bright green of the sweet potato vines contrasts with the teal color of the bridge. And I like that you captured it when it is wet. It seems to make the colors more intense.

Luis Gomez said...

Really a wonderful bridge! Great pictures Jack.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a wonderful concept to convert an unused bridge from what would be an eyesore into an attractive amenity. I lik the teal color to soften the contrast between the plants and the metal.

brattcat said...

How beautiful. The residents looking over this flowery bridge must be so happy.

joo said...

What a lovely bridge, Jack! Wouldn't it be lovely to see more such nicely decorated ones?
have a nice weekend:)
j.

Halcyon said...

Your city must have a big budget for flowers! I love this bridge. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent contrast between the structural and the soft floral Jack, everything looks so good after a shower, are you still getting lots of rain, think we're coming to the end of ours unfortunately, the dams are only at about 35% full as yet, it will be a long dry summer methinks!!

Cezar and Léia said...

The flowers are gorgeous!What a nice bridge and I would love to walk through!
The structure is also beautiful!
Léia

Sharon said...

This is just gorgeous. It makes me want to walk across and maybe linger for a while on the way.

lizziviggi said...

How beautiful! What a nice idea.

sheila lynch said...

Very nice pictures. I was not aware of this bridge. The one I am aware of is this one:
http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/news/local/franklin/Bridge-of-Flowers-to-re-open-Fri.-night

JM said...

Now I'm amazed, I have never seen anything of the kind. The top shot is gorgeous!

Edita said...

unbelievable...amazing!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The overall effect of this floral bridge is stunning, with its beautiful wood planks and teal structure.

Bises,
Genie

Malyss said...

What great job they do, those volunteers! The bridge would be only a bridge without their decorating work.

Leif Hagen said...

Gorgeous flowers and hanging baskets! They really brighten up the bridge!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Great pictures, I love the first one.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Love the floral displays. It looks like they're being well watered by the rain too!

RedPat said...

Wonderful! Where would we be without people who volunteer there time to do things like this!?

EG Wow said...

Stunning way to decorate a bridge. Nice to see the bridge is so well maintained.

VP said...

wonderful! I have never seen a bridge like this!

T. Becque said...

That is really pretty! Looks like a good spot for a walk or bike ride.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

It's beautiful!

SRQ said...

Clever idea. Nice way to brighten up a dreary rainy day too! Kudos to the HDP staff for hiking midway across the bridge for this photo opp.

Tash said...

I like the combo very much. I took photos of a similarly adorned (although not as picturesque) bridge in Arroyo Grande close to San Luis Obispo. Very nice lighting in both photos.

Randy said...

Wonderful spot Jack!

Dawn said...

I love bridges anyway...this one is artwork. I'd like to run across it...or saunter:D

jennyfreckles said...

Now, that gladdens my heart - hooray for the volunteers!

Cindy said...

I've been away for a while, just getting caught up. This is so cool, Jack. I love it!