Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pedestrian Bridge





Running parallel to a railroad overpass, the recently completed Capital Cascades Crossing pedestrian bridge spans Monroe Street on the south side of downtown near Cascades Park. I took these pictures on a Sunday afternoon, which is why there is not much traffic on this usually busy street. All of those white buildings are state government offices. The tall building to the right of the bridge in the first shot is the Florida Department of Education building. In the last shot, the two buildings on each side of the street house the Florida Department of Financial Services. My son works in the building on the right. The 22 story Florida Capitol building is peeking over the building on the left side and the other white building behind it houses support offices for the Florida Legislature. If you look closely, you can see two murals underneath the railroad overpass by Toronto artist Birdo (Jerry Rugg), which I featured in a previous blog post last summer here.

Linking to Our World Tuesday.

15 comments:

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias fantásticas.
Um abra├žo e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

biebkriebels said...

I like that bridge with all the sails.

Tanya Breese said...

the bridge with the sails is so pretty and unique!

Maria Parenti-Baldey said...

Some lovely clean white lines. Nice pics.

Janet said...

A bridge with artistic flair AND a great way to keep pedestrians safe!

Karl Demetz said...

An artistic bridge, very nice photos. Lois !

Lea said...

Now that is an interesting bridge! Love the blue skies!

Sharon Anck said...

I love that new bridge, it's very attractive. An interesting tour around your city today!

Sandra said...

Austrian bridge is beyond words and just too cool. I really love it it is a work of art. And thanks for showing me where are wonderful Florida government resides I've never seen it before. I love the view from the bridge that you took and I did like those murals

William Kendall said...

I really like the design of the pedestrian bridge!

A Colorful World said...

A very unusual bridge. Beautiful shots!

The Padre said...

Hello Murphy, Loved That Photo!!

Cheers

RedPat said...

I like that bridge a lot, Lois!

Lowell said...

That is one cool bridge; very creative and fun. And your photos are gorgeous - so bright and sharp! Being a Floridian, naturally I wonder how those "sails" would hold up in a hurricane. :)

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Beautiful blue colour of the sky