Aug 05-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: August: Aug 05-02
Lift Bridge from below    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Andrew Bayley

Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 08:14 am:

This is turning into a regular "transportation week" at the Pasty Cam. Yesterday's train... today's bridge... tomorrow- who knows? You'll just have to come back.

What a beautiful day here in the Keweenaw! Blue skies, upper 60's, no bugs except the grasshoppers - and they don't bite :o)

Thanks to Andrew Bayley for an angle we seldom see. The wake reminded me of that great shot by Susan Hooker in the Cam archives, from another time, another season.

Feb 2000

Marvin, Florida on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 08:55 am:

I will be leaving tomorrow for my vacation in the UP. My daughter and I are driving home to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. My 6 brothers and sisters and their families are gathering on Bumbletown hill this weekend. What a perfect place for a family reunion. When I drive across the bridge I know that I am home!

By jerry,newman,ca on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 08:58 am:

fabulous picture of the bridge.

By Becky,Lansing/Tamarack on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 09:45 am:

This is a MUST for the calendar!!!I pick up my pictures tonite from the same ride and hope I took this shot.

By Mary on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 10:29 am:

Great Shot! As a fellow boater I appreciate it just as much as those who don't have the opportunity to view the bridge from this angle....Thanks Andrew!

By Scott, GR, MI on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 10:45 am:

What is that on the bridge? It looks like a locomotive with a tender going from right to left (sorry, I can't tell if it's north-to-south or visa versa). I know that can't be right, the tracks were on the lower level and they're gone now, right?

By JIM, MI on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 11:19 am:

Scott, GR, MI

That is a log truck pulling a pup trailer, filled with logs. He is heading south.

By Mike B, Pittsburgh, wishin I was still in the Yoop on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 01:44 pm:

Yep, looks like a log hauler to me. I really ike the bottom pic though. You can almost hear the snow squeaking under the photographer's boots.

By H.N. DeWitt, Mi. on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 06:43 pm:

What a nice shot. It sure beats the old bridge. I remember driving over the old one for the first time. My knees shook. It may be the only time I drove over it too.

By Dave, SC on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 06:48 pm:

How the heck did you upload that picture?! I stayed in the very same cabin your in a week and a half ago with no phone and almost no cel phone reception.... Do you have a direct link to this site or what?!

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 07:36 pm:

Here's a shot of the old bridge when the Lift Bridge was being built. From the Pasty Cam archives last year:

Old and new

By EM, MI on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 08:20 pm:

Oh how well I remember the old bridge and the main street of Houghton begore the fires destroyed the nice big old buildings on that corner of Sheldon Ave. As a little girl I used to watch the Tech Nightshirt Parades from one of the apartment windows. Drove over the old bridge for the first time in drivers training with Hank Rhoem coaching me all the way. I wasn't scared but I don't know how the ones in the back seat felt.:)

By R Somero CA on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 10:30 pm:

Great shot! Been over the bridge in planes and under it in boats. Even tooted the boat horn and they raised it for us.

By Megg, IN on Tuesday, August 6, 2002 - 01:26 pm:

*sigh* This pic makes me miss Tech!!! Indiana can't hold a candle to the U.P. :)

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Thursday, August 8, 2002 - 07:42 pm:

OH HOW I LOVE THAT BRIDGE! I never saw any pix of before it was built. This has GOT to be my favorite Website! How I wish there was some way to get some of these beautiful pictures into my WebShots program, so I could see them all day long. I just long to be back in the U.P.

Alex Tiensivu

By Sumant Sood, Orlando, Florida on Friday, August 9, 2002 - 09:08 pm:

I recently came back from my trip to Houghton and the upper peninsula. The place is full of scenic beauty and fun specially for the adventure and travel loving. And the best of all people are so kind hearted and loving. I'dd realy like to come back again and explore more of the areas left unexplored. My thanks to JIM from Pine State Junction whom I had a wonderful time with.

By Steve, Mo. on Friday, January 3, 2003 - 05:49 pm:

I was fortunate enough to be able to enjoy all the beautiful landscape near the Houghton/Hancock area while working on the lift bridge. This is a great shot of the bridge.

By Bob Walters CA on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 09:59 pm:

Am heading to Laurium from Califirnia on Oct 25 to see my old Buddy Jim Jeffery. Will be going across the bridge and I know that it will bring back a lot of memories. Went across it everyday while attending Tech back in the early 60's.
Bob Walters, Santa Ana, ca.

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