Belle Island - The Pedestrian Bridge

Pedestrian Bridge

Downtown Richmond from Belle Isle

The trip out to Belle Island usually begins and ends with a walk across the pedestrian bridge that is suspended beneath the Robert E. Lee Bridge (which handles north/south traffic on Route 1/301). It is always a bit disconcerting when you get out onto the pedestrian bridge and notice that it vibrates according to the traffic passing on the bridge overhead. And the "hanging in mid-air" feeling seems to always make me feel just a wee bit nervous and tense.

The first picture was taken at the start of the trip, looking south to Belle Island from the north bank of the James River. The second picture was taken at the end of the trip, and is a shot of the Richmond skyline as we headed back to the north bank of the river from Belle Island. Fyi...during the week I work in that tall silver building. I always get to see the people enjoying the river and Belle Island while I am working during the week. Sigh.

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