Sunday, November 14, 2010

Danger overhead

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With great fanfare the Bridge of Strings, built for Jerusalem's new light rail, was dedicated in June 2008.
But so far only pedestrians cross the bridge because the tram completion is way behind schedule.
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Just recently the overhead wires on the catenary masts were electrified.
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Perhaps to remind the workers of this new situation, several orange cones were strung up, with a cable dangling below and the sign "DANGER -- HIGH VOLTAGE."

So . . . new wires, full of power, have joined the sky view in front of the strong cables of the Bridge of Strings.
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UPDATE: I should have explained better that pedestrians can walk safely on either side of the bridge, well apart from the tram rails, as seen in my bridge walk here and here.
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For Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridges.
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15 comments:

Jilly said...

Trams are such a good idea in a city. Look forward to seeing this in full working order. I remember there were massive delays before Nice got her's installed.

Tash said...

Nicely photographed. I like the white posts and the curve of the bridge. Glad they are warning people of the live power lines. Seems like the trams will be coming soon.

VP said...

I hope it will work: it looks like many of our never-ending public works!

Kaori said...

Everyone must be anxious for it to start working! Great shot for sunday bridges :-D

Genie said...

Nice composition....I love trams, but I do not think I would want to be walking on this section now...a bit too much electricity overhead. HAppy weekend.

Reader Wil said...

I thought that trams were no longer used, but we still have them in our big cities too. Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and some more.
The bridge is great!

Elisa said...

It looks a little dangerous :)
Have a nice Sunday

Francisca said...

It'll be great to see it when it's all done.

Leif Hagen said...

It will be wonderful once the trams are running around town and provide another transportation alternative!

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

They have something like this at West Virginia University. Their vehicles are driverless. When it first opened in the 1970's, people feared that the vehicles would smash over pets. I don't think that actually happens very often and public transportation is A GOOD THING!!!

Your photos tell a good story (but do keep the Cheshire cat away).

Try not to miss today's Sunday shot-- inside our Quaker meeting place- going strong since the 1700's.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

If the electricity is already flowing, surely the trams will arrive soon. I hope. Here most public works seem to be delayed and over budget. Sigh.

ekoepe said...

nice photographict...
like this...

VioletSky said...

I do love how white it is. Though I wonder how long that will last once the trams are actually running!

Pietro said...

We have trams in Turin as well, with rails and electric wires in the old street of the center. However, they are nice in their own way and are part of the city landscape.

Birdman said...

Sort of a 'bridge to nowhere' at this point. Ha!