It was the year 1908 that the Crook Point Bascule Bridge had opened. A year I very much wish I could've seen with my own two eyes. Imagine a stuck-up structure not stuck anymore! Providing railroad access from the Old Union Station to New Haven & Hartford.
Yesterday morning I woke up around 5:45 am and fell back asleep only to wake up at 6:00 am, I darted out of bed and said to myself, "I'm going to take some new drone photos". I Drove by downtown Providence, RI. I noticed the Superman Building was still lit up. But I can save that for another sunrise! I headed to my favorite bridge in all of Rhode Island. I usually go here for long exposure photographs but I decided to get some new drone photos.
I've been fascinated with this bridge since I was young. It was when I would go to my pediatrician headed from Providence to Riverside that I would always see this structure from the backseat window. It was the coolest thing to me at the time. Possibly my earliest memory of abandoned places! It wasn't until I was maybe in Highschool or shortly after graduating did I get the chance to go and take photographs of the bridge. If you ever saw it in person you would be in total awe. The photo on the right is a long exposure photograph I took late at night, maybe 10:00 pm?
When I got there with my drone I just wanted to get new perspectives. Unlike what you could see with your very own two eyes. The shot on the left is a TopDown drone shot. I tried going as high as I legally could to get the scope of the train tracks connecting to East Providence.
The shot on the right I really wanted something that I never tried. I wanted to get the perspective of the swing and just the opening of the bridge because it's humanly impossible. I think as a photographer is good to find new ways to take photographs.
This bridge has been a huge part of my life, as a kid and to today still. I think that photography has helped grow the connections between me and the bridge. This also goes for other photographers and all mediums of art. I feel that a lot of people have a huge connection to the bridge. Thanks, Crook Point for being another beacon to the people of Rhode Island.
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