Building Bridges

A bridge too low. Last weekend, an important bridge over the Albert Canal in my neighbourhood was demolished, (no controlled explosive demolition, bummer…), a new and bigger bridge will replace it. This means I have to take a short detour to get on the highway if I want to drive to Antwerp, Liège or Brussels. The construction will be finished May 2019. Feel free to check out Floating Museum, a previous post about the Albert Canal. Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

52 responses

  1. Great photos……will check out the Floating Museum! You know Herman, life is full of detours isn’t it…..and sometimes on the detours we see amazing things we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. Can’t wait to see the new bridge!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

    • Hi Pam. Glad you liked the post and photographs! I’ll keep you posted about the construction of the new bridge.
      You are so right… sometimes it’s good to make a detour in your life. Life is full of surprises!

  2. I smiled when I saw your post was about bridge. Our bridges were under threat from hurricane Florence flooding but survived intact.thankfully because they were both just rebuilt over the last three years.That museum exhibit did look fascinating and the boat as museum was a great idea.

    • Hi Angela! The hurricane Florence was all over the news in our news bulletins. It was very impressive and dramatic to watch. Glad to see your bridges stayed intact…
      The floating museum boat was great to visit. Love to go to such unexpected happenings.

  3. That really is a bummer that no explosives were used. It seems like they’ve taken all the fun out of demolition these days. At least they are going to replace it with a bigger and better bridge. Are there any artist renditions of what the new bridge will look like? I remember the floating exhibit post.

    • Ik heb de afbraak gemist omdat ik het juiste uur niet wist. Alleen jammer dat ze de brug hebben afgebroken en niet opgeblazen met explosieven… 😉
      Gisteren hadden ze de omheining niet gesloten en kon je helemaal tot aan de brug fietsen.

  4. Herman your photos are great. I am happy to know you will be taking the detour until the new bridge is finished. It would make quite a splash if you drove off that bridge now. 🙂 Thanks for the link to the museum I will go take a look. Hugs

    • Hi Mags! Glad you liked this post and the link to the Floating Museum.
      Maybe they could organise a game: trying to reach the other side of the canal in a James Bond kinda way… 😉

      • That would be most interesting. lol I found it interesting that the canal was finished in the year I was born also that your grandfather was one of the workers on the canal. You take amazing pictures.

  5. Wow! Thanks for this. I always thought our highway people were stupid, but I have to say they would have built the replacement before demolishing the old one . . . or they would have something temporarily in place before they demolished the existing one.

    • It is not as bad as it looks. There are two detours, both are a 10 minutes drive by car so that’s ok for me. But I’m looking forward to use the new bridge next year.

    • Hi Inese! Hope you are doing well!
      The bridge will be finished in May next year. So I will have to take the detour for a while.
      I will keep going back to see the work in progress and post some photographs.
      Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

    • Hi Lavinia! I’ll check the progress of the construction and maybe post some pictures. Guess Mr. Bowie would like to climb that sand hill…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful day, my friend! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards to everyone out there on the Farm!

  6. Some might call it ‘a detour’, I might call it, “the scenic route”. Hope your construction stays on track ! We’ve just had a bridge replaced in our city and unfortunately construction delays meant they crossed the finish line 2 years late. Oh well, it is beautiful. We joke, there are two seasons in Edmonton, construction season and winter, LOL ! It’s pretty much true. Hugs and purrs xB

  7. They did this replacement bridge building in Cheshire in Runcorn the old bridge used to be free but they put a toll on the new bridge, lots of people are very unhappy and lots have stopped shopping in Liverpool because of it and its put lots more traffic through a nearby town to cut out the bridge altogether.

    • Hi Charlotte! Oh no… people have to pay now to use the new bridge? No wonder they are very unhappy about this. Is this legal? They didn’t had to pay to cross the old bridge? And it also created more unpleasant situations for other people too… It’s sometimes hard and difficult to understand such decisions…

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