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Old May 27 2015, 05:59 AM   #1
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ENTER! Misc Avatar Contest: Report to the Bridge!

No, wait, not that kind of bridge!

Our theme for this contest is Bridges, in the sense of "a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like" (dictionary.com). Any type or style of bridge is OK, and it can be a bridge designed for any type of traffic (foot, car, rail, etc.). The only restriction is that the image shouldn't be from a media source.

The usual avatar rules are in effect: maximum dimensions are 150 x 150 pixels, and maximum file size is 140 kb.

And just to be clear, other definitions of "bridge"--such as nautical, musical, or pictures of noses --are not eligible for the contest.

I'll leave the contest open for entries for about a week. Have fun!

(And thank you to Timewalker and Locutus of Bored for creating the stickied thread of previous themes! )
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Old May 27 2015, 06:42 AM   #2
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Re: ENTER! Misc Avatar Contest: Report to the Bridge!

Only one choice here for me:



Hard to find a pic that does Calgary's Peace Bridge justice in this format, I may come back with another version...
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Old May 27 2015, 07:01 AM   #3
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The Slauerhoffbrug (Slauerhoff Bridge), a bascule bridge or "flying drawbridge" in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. The use of a single pylon to lift the roadway allows rapid raising and lowering for frequent water traffic without delaying road traffic very long.
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Old May 27 2015, 11:25 AM   #4
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Re: ENTER! Misc Avatar Contest: Report to the Bridge!

The mysterious Overtoun Bridge, where an unusual number of dogs have leapt to their deaths over the decades:



(video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h47R69zP_Q)
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Old May 27 2015, 11:39 AM   #5
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Re: ENTER! Misc Avatar Contest: Report to the Bridge!

Oh! I like bridges; especially covered bridges...some of those are really beautiful. Can't wait to see what everyone picks. Locutus of Bored, that's an unique bridge; never saw one like that before...
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Old May 27 2015, 12:43 PM   #6
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DUBAI INFINITY BRIDGE
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Old May 27 2015, 12:48 PM   #7
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Re: ENTER! Misc Avatar Contest: Report to the Bridge!

I hope mine is not "...from a media source..."

I looked up what a media source was, and I still do not know what it means.

If it is, I am open (!) to moving my bridge. I do not want to shake the underpinnings (!) of this Contest.
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Old May 27 2015, 06:19 PM   #8
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Re: ENTER! Misc Avatar Contest: Report to the Bridge!

^You don't know what a "media source" is?

Television, movies, comics, etc. In other words, the av should be a photo of an actual bridge--not something fictional or a scene from a TV show or movie.

ETA: I have yet another avatar of the Golden Gate Bridge to enter, but Photobucket is down. I will post it as soon as it's back up. I love the Golden Gate; I grew up in Marin, so it's like an icon of my childhood.

Wait, let me try another source:
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Old May 27 2015, 07:39 PM   #9
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The Mackinac Bridge in Upper Michigan:
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Old May 27 2015, 08:03 PM   #10
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Took this on holiday last week: the Humber Bridge
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Old May 27 2015, 09:15 PM   #11
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Old May 27 2015, 10:55 PM   #12
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Re: ENTER! Misc Avatar Contest: Report to the Bridge!

If I can, I'll repeat a recent entry, which was from a photo I took last year - The Brooklyn Bridge (with the Manhattan Bridge behind it) at night:

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Old Yesterday, 02:16 AM   #13
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Re: ENTER! Misc Avatar Contest: Report to the Bridge!

auntiehill wrote: View Post
^You don't know what a "media source" is?

Television, movies, comics, etc. In other words, the av should be a photo of an actual bridge--not something fictional or a scene from a TV show or movie.

ETA: I have yet another avatar of the Golden Gate Bridge to enter, but Photobucket is down. I will post it as soon as it's back up. I love the Golden Gate; I grew up in Marin, so it's like an icon of my childhood.

Wait, let me try another source:

Gosh, she is a beauty, auntie! Nice entry!

That is exactly what I thought it was, but when I googled to be sure, I got a bunch of entries that had to do with HTML and JavaScript and Byte Streams. Thank you for the kind words of explanation. You learn something new every day.
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Old Yesterday, 06:12 AM   #14
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Re: ENTER! Misc Avatar Contest: Report to the Bridge!

Great entries so far, all!

HIjol wrote: View Post
I hope mine is not "...from a media source..."

I looked up what a media source was, and I still do not know what it means.
HIjol, sorry I wasn't more clear in the OP. But, yes, what auntiehill said!
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Old Yesterday, 06:33 PM   #15
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Re: ENTER! Misc Avatar Contest: Report to the Bridge!

I'm changing mine to the span over the the gorge the Hoover Dam resides, from the Arizona side:


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