Saturday, December 01, 2007

Theme Day - 25th Street Musical Bridge

The Daily Photo theme this month is bridges. Bring your big stick to the 25th Street Musical Bridge because you can be a musician as you walk along between the neighborhoods of Golden Hill and Sherman Heights. The bridge railing is a carillon, a set of chromatic bells that ring when struck, and this one plays the same tune no matter which direction you are headed. It was designed by Roman de Salvo and plays a song called "Crab Carillon" composed by Joseph Waters. See other bridges of wonder around the world: Boston (MA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Inverness (IL), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Stockholm, Sweden - Setúbal, Portugal - Brussels, Belgium - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Hyde, UK - Manila, Philippines - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - London, England - Austin (TX), USA - Toulouse, France - Weston (FL), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Selma (AL), USA - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Cleveland (OH), USA - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Seoul, South Korea - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - North Bay (ON), Canada - Arradon, France - Paderborn, Germany - Durban, South Africa - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Portland (OR), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Wichita (Ks), USA - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Grenoble, France - New York City (NY), USA - Nottingham, UK - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Arlington (VA), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Miami (FL), USA - Cheltenham, UK - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Saratoga Spgs. (NY), USA - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Nashville (TN), USA - Toruń, Poland - New Orleans (LA), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Melbourne, Australia - Moscow, Russia - Trujillo, Peru - Château-Gontier, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Joplin (MO), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Brookville (OH), USA - Chateaubriant, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Baziège, France - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Detroit (MI), USA - Riga, Latvia - Nelson, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Cape Town, South Africa - Sydney, Australia - Dunedin (FL), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Radonvilliers, France - Turin, Italy - Montpellier, France - Kansas City (MO), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Wailea (HI), USA - Lubbock (TX), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Terrell (TX), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Budapest, Hungary - Montréal (QC), Canada - Sharon (CT), USA - Le Guilvinec, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - London, UK - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Orlando (FL), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Paris, France - Mainz, Germany - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Darmstadt, Germany - Naples (FL), USA - Torino, Italy - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - The Hague, Netherlands - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Melbourne (VIC), Australia - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Christchurch, New Zealand


Blogger Jilly said...

What a beautiful name and what a great idea! Not the place for a quiet stroll, tho. Very impressive and nice photos.

Fri Nov 30, 11:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Nice photo Felicia.
Happy theme day!

Fri Nov 30, 11:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger Ben said...

That is very interesting and fantastic! Are you planning own concert?

Fri Nov 30, 11:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger Barbara said...

Great commentary on your post..I will look for that bridge next time we are in San Diego...Cheers from the north.
Barbara in West Sacramento

Fri Nov 30, 11:51:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mike said...

I want to have a go!

Sat Dec 01, 02:05:00 AM PST  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

oh wow!

Imagine a row of people standing along the railing knocking' the railing to produce a beautiful tune.

Happy Theme Day!

Sat Dec 01, 02:30:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A really neat bridge and the tune possibilities would be endless?

16 Ghosts on Bridge?

Sat Dec 01, 03:02:00 AM PST  
Blogger GMG said...

Great concept to have the bridge railing as a carrillon! It must be a quite musical crossing...
Enjoy your (musical) weekend!

Sat Dec 01, 03:53:00 AM PST  
Blogger maria elisa said...


Sat Dec 01, 04:07:00 AM PST  
Blogger Chris said...

SUch a cool idea! I'll have to check it out next time I'm out there. . . .which I just found out will be in March!! YAY. . .The countdown begins!

Sat Dec 01, 04:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger Hyde DP said...

how extraordinary - Hyde DP is carrying permalinks to the bridge posts and will be updated at intervals until Dec 2nd. - amazingly your 25th St Bridge is the 25th on my list!

Sat Dec 01, 05:34:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kate said...

I'd love to hear the music. Great choice for theme day!

Sat Dec 01, 05:55:00 AM PST  
Blogger Gwen said...

How original, a musical bridge :)

Sat Dec 01, 06:28:00 AM PST  
Blogger Me said...

Felicia, I think that is the coolest thing I ever heard of on a bridge! Awesome, and thank you so very much for bringing that into my life. A musical bridge, I love it!

Sat Dec 01, 06:34:00 AM PST  
Blogger Steffe said...

Fantastic idea.

Sat Dec 01, 06:56:00 AM PST  
Blogger Denton said...

What a novel idea. After reading your explanation I looked again and sure enough there they are, set of chromatic bells.

Sat Dec 01, 07:15:00 AM PST  
Blogger isabella said...

Can you hum it for us? I don't know this song ;-)

Sat Dec 01, 07:22:00 AM PST  
Blogger Ann (MobayDP) said...

Wow! That's unusual and very vreative of the bridge designers.

Sat Dec 01, 07:33:00 AM PST  
Blogger Wendy said...

I found it interesting that the composer's of the tune this bridge plays is Joseph "Waters". I've never, until now, heard of a musical bridge, and I think it's a great idea. I hope Wichita will come up with one of these.

Sat Dec 01, 08:15:00 AM PST  
Blogger Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Nice feature! He we have a "musical" subway station with a similar concept. Happy theme day!

Sat Dec 01, 08:31:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kim said...

Felicia, That is so uber cool I can't believe it. When I saw the photos I was all set to read about how San Diego didn't have bridges except freeway overpasses. So your comments truly did amaze me. This is fabulous. I can't believe I've never heard about it before from my San Diego friends. Thanks so much!
Seattle Daily Photo

Sat Dec 01, 08:43:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kerry-Anne said...

That's awesome - if I lived nearby, I'd be on that bridge every morning, getting in the mood for the day. :-)

Sat Dec 01, 10:30:00 AM PST  
Blogger iBlowfish said...

This very interesting bridge from your city for me. Nice shot!

Sat Dec 01, 11:02:00 AM PST  
Blogger Sally said...

That's just so cool, Felecia. How many times have you as a child (or wiched to as an adult) walked across somethign like that and drawn a stick along as you go! Fabulous.

Thanks for visiting me in hospital! I feel better already :-)

Sat Dec 01, 03:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

THAT is a cool bridge!

Sat Dec 01, 04:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger Annie said...

My mother would have a wonderful time with her cane. Of course she'd have to figure out how to hold onto the railing while pulling her cane along the posts.

Sat Dec 01, 05:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger Chandlermom said...

How very cool, and great insider's secret to your town!

Sat Dec 01, 06:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mo said...

That is so cool. What a great idea!

Sat Dec 01, 08:57:00 PM PST  
Blogger Susan said...

Cool! I wnt to walk over this bridge! Ive never heard of this before.

Sat Dec 01, 09:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger Carraol said...

Wonderful, a musical bridge, nice post.

Sun Dec 02, 02:53:00 AM PST  
Blogger Neva said...

very nice!

Sun Dec 02, 06:19:00 AM PST  
Blogger J.C. said...

Like Wendy, I have not heard of a musical bridge, until I read your photo blog! Amazing bridge! Brilliant concept too! I even checked out my Oxford Advanced Learner Dictionary to check out what a carillon is, alas, it can't be found. Will wikipedia it later! Thanks for sharing this bridge with us here!

Sun Dec 02, 07:24:00 AM PST  
Blogger Steve Buser said...


--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Sun Dec 02, 06:45:00 PM PST  
Blogger Steve Buser said...

Oh, forgot..;. you asked why the stop sign was sideways. the gate is lifted and the stop sign is sideways when the bridge is down and opened. But the gate drops and the stop sign is right-side-up when the bridge lifts up and is not open for vehicle traffic

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Sun Dec 02, 06:57:00 PM PST  
Blogger NorthBayPhoto said...

Amazing. I had never heard of that type of bridge. Very creative.

Thanks for visiting my NorthBayPhoto blog.

Mon Dec 03, 10:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger R&R in The Netherlands said...

How cool is that?!

Mon Dec 03, 11:06:00 PM PST  

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