Sunday, February 12, 2012
Return visit to Southport
There is an old bridge over the Marine Lake at Southport. When we were there last year we looked across the lake from it towards Funland. If you are energetic you can hire a rowing boat and explore the lake using elbow power. Alternatively you could take the leisurely way and board the paddle steamer Southport Belle. Do click on the photogarph to enbiggen it so you see more clearly the landward section of Southport Pier with some benches on it but no-one walking thereon for some reason. Behind it is the start of the newest bridge across the lake - you can see a car crossing it.
The Marine Way Bridge was opened in 2004. We can see the Southport Belle just disappearing underneath it. There seems to be a lot of pedestrians on the bridge. The reason for this is that the landward section of the pier was closed. There was a hole in it. Read the story of the hole in my post of September 7th 2011.
So having crossed the newest bridge we were in time to see that rowing boats or paddle steamer are not the only way to get on the lake - you could choose an exhilarating ride on a jet-boat. Here it is shooting under the Marine Way Bridge towards the pier.
For more bridges visit Sunday Bridges at San Fransico Bay Daily Photo.