Seeking photos of Southern bridges

Here's my challenge to you: give me photos of some great bridges in the South and I might feature your images in a gallery to run soon.

Savannah, Ga.'s Talmadge Memorial Bridge was finished in 1991. It has a span of 1,100 feet and crosses over the Savannah River. Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

LOUISVILLE, KY.--Two of my favorite things to do are travel and visit bridges.

If you've followed either of my previous Road Trip projects, you might remember that both times, I featured one great bridge project.

In 2006, it was Santiago Calatrava's Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca., a true masterpiece that brought world-class architecture to a small town far away from anyplace anyone would expect it.

And last year, I returned home to San Francisco after having visited the construction that's been under way for several years to build a new eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

Now I'm on Road Trip 2008, and I'm more than 1,300 miles along on the roads of the South. But I've been in something of a hurry, and haven't had the time to stop yet to see any of the great bridges that I know are down here. I know because I've driven past at least two or three of them and seen them off in the distance, seemingly mocking my inability to take the time to stop and appreciate them.

So here's the challenge: I want to run a gallery of some of the best bridges in the areas I've driven through. And I want your help.

Since I began last Monday in Orlando, Fla., I've visited Titusville, Fla.; Kennedy Space Center; Savannah, Ga.; Birmingham, Ala.; and Huntsville, Ala. I've driven through Nashville, Tenn., and stopped in Bowling Green, Ky. Now I'm here in Louisville.

In the process, I've driven long stretches of I-95, US-1, I-16, I-20, and I-65. Sadly, I've been on such a breakneck pace that I just haven't been able to get onto many of the back roads I really love to drive.

So, if you have good photos of any great bridges near the areas I've been through, I am interested in featuring them in the gallery I want to run.

And if I do, I'll give you a photo credit, and for my favorite two photos, I've got something for you: The best gets the choice of a $25 iTunes gift card or a DVD set of either The Tudors, season one, or Brotherhood, season one. My second favorite gets the second choice of those items.

If you want to submit a photo, I'm only able to accept URLs for Web-based images, and you have to both have the right to grant me permission to use the image, and actually give me that permission. I also need a bit of information about the bridge. Please don't send me image files as attachments. Pretty please.

Send your URLs to daniel (*-dot-*) terdiman (-at-) cnet (-*dot*-) com.

I will take any photo down immediately if the actual rights-holder informs me that the person giving me permission didn't actually have the right do so.

Short of those practicalities, I'd love to see your best bridge photos from the regions I've driven through. And if I like them, I'll really enjoy showing the world your art.

 

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