32 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Oak Grove

  1. It amazes me low little makes a highway–a little concrete, tar, and steel“yet it is so important to us and plays a central role in every aspect of our lives. Nice shots.

  2. I do not like those cross pieces underneath that seem to be holding up that heavy highway with all those people on it. I know it is safe but it does not look reassuring.

  3. I wouldnt trust the bridge after the SF earthquake years ago. A little scary;-)…Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.

  4. I have generally been inspired by the urban industrial landscape around me, as in [url=http://www.ptank.com/catsynth/index.php?entry=entry080210-204555]this earlier post[/url]. I did not expect such interesting and provocative comments for this post.

    I think the main supports of the highway are the big concrete columns, and the metal X's are braces, for seismic support. You see a lot of X-braces on buildings here, too.

    The San Francisco Skyway (I-80) is relatively old, but made it through the 1989 earthquake OK. I might actually report on this in more detail in a future post. The history of the freeways in San Francisco, and their gradual demolition for seismic safety and other issues, is quite interesting.

    And yes, parking in San Francisco is quite scarce, so you will find cars parked anywhere it hasn't been declared illegal.

  5. …I never thought that San Fransisco is a very limited space coz' in order to park a car could do it under the highway? That's rare;) btw, if you got nothing but itme try to sneak-peak into [url=http://felinesophy.blogspot.com]http://felinesophy.blogspot.com[/url] and have ur vote:)
    See yaw around!

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