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This was taken on the same day as the Nelson House photo. The Nelson House is behind me in this photo. The sky was pretty cool that day, eh?

This is the Washington Crossing Bridge that spans the Delaware River between the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This photo was taken just about 2-3 weeks after the area had experienced a flood. In this photo you can still see some river sludge in the foreground. This particular bridge was nearly submerged during the flood. Look at the leftmost pier of the bridge and you will notice some boards.

This bridge was deemed safe enough to re-open 2 days after the waters began to recede. Traffic was crossing the bridge on a regular basis again when an employee of the Bridge Authority noticed a small hole in the leftmost pier. As the waters receded more, this hole got larger! The bridge was not deemed safe for traffic and was shut down for several weeks until the damage could be properly assessed. Thank heaven they had an astute employee on duty that particular day the damage became visible.

The boards you see were part of the repair effort.

Fortunately, the pier was repairable and the bridge is once again open to the public.
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I had a hard time getting the photo to appear sharp after I resized it. I did sharpen it in PE2 and hope that I didn't over do it.

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