July 11, 2010

Measure the Bridge


This is Tokorozawa Rikkyo, a bridge that crosses over the Seibu Ikebukuro Line railroad.

There used to be a railroad crossing right around the same place until this bridge was built in the early 70s. Many cars use this bridge that leads on to the Tokorozawa Rikkyo North intersection.

I'm not too sure what that sign on the bridge means...maybe that the bridge is 2.2 meters high? Does that sound right?


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18 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shots.

Darryl and Ruth : )

VioletSky said...

The 2.2m would be the clearance under the bridge, so watch your head!

Elisa said...

Good question... I really don´t know either :)
Thanks a lot for passing by my blog…
Greetings from Argentina
Elisa

Indrani said...

Nice POV of the first shot.

Louis la Vache said...

2.2m seems to low for the trains running under it - and it seems too narrow for traffic on it. The blue arrows between the 2.2m on the sign indicate an architectural symbol for distance, length or height. «Louis'» guess is that it indicates the distance between the top of the rail and the bottom of the bridge. In any case, a thought-provoking contribution to Sunday Bridges.

Halcyon said...

I think it means that you can't be more than 2.2 meters to pass under the bridge.

I wouldn't have any troubles though, I'm just 1.63. :)

Mo said...

The up and down arrows would point to it being the maximum height a vihicle can be to pass under it.

cieldequimper said...

Wow, 2.2 m clearance isn't much!

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...

Greatly framed! I like the abstraction you made in the first!

VP said...

I like the bridge and the following debate about the sign and the clearance! 2.2 meters isn't too much indeed!

T. Becque said...

Sadly I have no idea, I live in the US and we don't use the metric system like the rest of the world.

Tall Gary said...

As you can see here the sign indicates height limited. The bridge itself is far taller than that so my guess is that the height limit is for vehicles attempting to pass under that slanted section and the 2.2 meters is the lowest part of that slanted section.

Nice bridge shot. I keep wondering how you will meet Louis la Vache’s bridge challenge. Well done.

ρομπερτ said...

Surely the sky is much higher above. Yet a beautiful way to shrink life to its real importance. Please have a great start into the new week.

daily athens

EG Wow said...

Here bridges have similar signs and it means that's the lowest height of the bridge at the far edge of the road.

Ebie said...

I am petite, so I would not have a problem with the clearance.

Nice photos!

gogouci said...

I really love how you use your camera to capture such interesting perspectives of regular everyday objects. Hope you had a great weekend.

arabesque said...

i think violetsky was correct! ^0^
hi kaori, this bridge was nicely shot, it would've look ordinary but this unusual perspective made it more attractive.
i like it!

ps: tnx for the honey tip. ^0^
feeling better already.

Kaori said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for all the comments! And I think you're right...2.2m is too short for trains, so it's probably the height under the bridge on the side where a road runs under, like Tall Gary and some others mentioned! See, this is why sometimes I think I should get a drivers license :D

Anyways, I really do appreciate all the comments! And a big thank you to Louis for hosting Sunday Bridges!

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