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Update 5: Long White Bridge, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

I ended my last Long White Bridge update with:

Foot traffic was still not allowed on the bridge. I expect the sides will have a railing along the top and there will be caps on the posts, both in black.

Thursday this week was a sunny day and I went back to check on progress. The holiday decorations have been removed, the caps are in place, no black painting has been done, and visitors are still blocked from crossing the bridge.

Long White Bridge
Long White Bridge

I pretty quickly got distracted by a Great Blue Heron posing on the new railing.

Great Blue Heron on Long White Bridge
Great Blue Heron on Long White Bridge

A few minutes later a Little Blue Heron decided to check out the new view, too.

Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge
Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge

Surprisingly the Little Blue flew even closer to the GBH.

Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge
Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge

Even more surprisingly the LBH  struck the same pose as the GBH, who never moved.

Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge
Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
January 28, 2021

The Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens which was  severely damaged by a falling maple tree on July 7, 2020.

My other photos of the  Long White Bridge

Update 4: Long White Bridge, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

I returned to the Long White Bridge twice the first week in January to find that at the end of December the lattice side work had been completed and the bridge decorated with pine rope garland.

Long White Bridge
Long White Bridge, Great Blue Heron

Foot traffic was still not allowed on the bridge. I expect the sides will have a railing along the top and there will be caps on the posts, both in black.

Long White Bridge
Long White Bridge, Pine Garland Decoration

Wintertime Spanish Moss when there is no other color to reflect in the water makes a harsh image. I’m hoping any vegetation damaged by the falling tree and repair work will rebound as we move into spring.

Long White Bridge
Long White Bridge

The Great Blue Heron took flight, getting awfully close to the bridge before he lifted up and over.

Great Blue Heron Flying to Long White Bridge
Great Blue Heron Flying to Long White Bridge

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
January 4, 2021

The Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens which was  severely damaged by a falling maple tree on July 7, 2020.

My other photos of the  Long White Bridge

Update 4: Lattice Work

I returned to the Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Monday to find the lattice work being attached.

Long White Bridge, Partial Lattice Work Installed
Long White Bridge, Partial Lattice Work Installed

Installation had been completed about three quarters of the way across on the front side of the bridge.

Long White Bridge, Partial Lattice Work Installed
Long White Bridge, Partial Lattice Work Installed

Two workmen were lining up and attaching supports for the next section of lattice.

Long White Bridge, Edgework
Long White Bridge, Edgework

The Cherub will  be more difficult to photograph through the bridge when the other side of lattice is added.

Long White Bridge, Cherub Statue Through Lattice
Long White Bridge, Cherub Statue Through Lattice

This is a view from the back side of the bridge with three Alligators in the water in the lower right.

Long White Bridge, Partial Lattice Work Installed, Alligators in Water
Long White Bridge, Partial Lattice Work Installed, Alligators in Water

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
December 21, 2020

My other photos of the  Long White Bridge

Update 3C: Long White Bridge, From Gazebo

Obvious progress on repairs to the Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens has been slow.  These images are from November 6th, the last time I had enough light when I passed by to capture some images.

Update 3A: Long White Bridge, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Update 3B: Long White Bridge, Supervisor


These views of the bridge under construction were taken from the lawn gazebo.

Long White Bridge, From Gazebo
Long White Bridge, From Gazebo

The tree that fell and destroyed the bridge was on the far side of the left end. Somehow the cherub statue was spared.

Long White Bridge, From Gazebo
Long White Bridge, From Gazebo

The gazebo is metal, recently re-painted gaging by the brightness of the white.

Long White Bridge, From Gazebo
Long White Bridge, From Gazebo

A few late blooming azaleas provide a bit of color under the Spanish Moss draped  Crepe Myrtle.

Long White Bridge, From Gazebo
Long White Bridge, From Gazebo

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
November 6, 2020

My other photos of the  Long White Bridge

Update 3B: Long White Bridge, Supervisor

Obvious progress on repairs to the Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens has been slow.  These images are from November 6th, the last time I had enough light when I passed by to capture some images.

Yesterday’s post: Update 3A: Long White Bridge, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

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A Little Blue Heron flew onto the bridge and seemed to have a proprietary air, at the least a stake in how the job is proceeding.

Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge
Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge

The heron wasn’t in any hurry; I was able to change lenses and get to the other side of the bridge.

Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge
Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge

What’s up there?

Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge
Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge

I moved along to take some images of the gazebo and  was surprised the Little Blue Heron was still on the bridge.

Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge, From Gazebo
Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge, From Gazebo

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
November 6, 2020

My other photos of the  Long White Bridge

Update 3A: Long White Bridge, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Obvious progress on repairs to the Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens has been slow.  These images are from November 6th, the last time I had enough light when I passed by to capture some images.

Long White Bridge, Under Repair
Long White Bridge, Under Repair

The supports for the bridge sides have been added, and painted white.

Long White Bridge, Under Repair
Long White Bridge, Under Repair

Late blooming Azaleas give a hint of one of the sought after views of the bridge, especially with brides and recently wed couples posed in the middle. You’ll have to imagine the criss-crossed bridge sides in place for now.

Long White Bridge Across Azaleas
Long White Bridge Across Azaleas

Unfortunately those Azaleas were only blooming on the side away from the pond and there was no pink water reflection to be had.

Long White Bridge From End of Pond
Long White Bridge From End of Pond

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
November 6, 2020

The Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens which was  severely damaged by a falling maple tree on July 7, 2020.

My other photos of the  Long White Bridge

Sunrise

The sunrise show was fleeting on this morning at the end of October but the sky phenomenon of the light  rays was pretty interesting.

Sunrise, Mary's House Pond, Bear Island
Sunrise, Mary’s House Pond, Bear Island

We jumped back into the car and continued on to where we thought we might see some birds, arriving about twenty minutes later. The bird show didn’t last long, either, as flocks of birds took to the sky as the day lightened.

Sunrise and the Birds
Sunrise and the Birds

October 30, 2020
Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC