Capture What Counts Photography

Day 284 – “Big Mac” Bridge

Another one of my favorite things here in the Cincinnati area is the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge (more affectionately known to everyone as the “Big Mac” Bridge.)  I’ve always been told it got the nickname because it kinda looks like the famous golden arches of McDonald’s.  But I did some research today just to be sure, and although it does have something to do with McDonald’s, there’s a little more to the story.

The Daniel Carter Beard Bridge is named after the founder of the Boy Scouts, who was born and raised nearby.  However, many locals, including traffic reporters, ignore the bridge’s official name and instead call it “The Big Mac Bridge.”  The nickname stems from an early 1980’s attempt by McDonald’s to open a floating restaurant on the Newport Riverfront.  However, that did not happen.  You can read more about the bridge here.

Photo taken with Canon 60D, SOOC.


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12 responses

  1. That is a nice yellow bridge and again there is so much detail in your photo…..awesome…

    At the end of the year I will buy a new camera as well. I am not sure the 7d or the 60d….it looks like the 60d is a good choice…

    March 23, 2011 at 3:41 AM

    • Thank you Schleefy! We really like the 60D a lot. I think it all comes down to which brand you decide to go with.

      March 23, 2011 at 5:47 PM

  2. That bridge is so cool! Love the angle you were able to get 🙂

    March 23, 2011 at 12:36 PM

  3. I love the composition of this, the pop of colors amongst the city.

    March 23, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    • Thanks D! I love that bridge. So interesting.

      March 23, 2011 at 5:48 PM

  4. Tammy

    I am loving the perspective from up high! The way the yellow bridge pops from the rest of the detail is just perfect! Loving this bird’s eye view!

    March 23, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    • Thanks Tammy! I took this from the top of the Carew Tower…I believe it was the 49th floor. Love seeing the city from up there!

      March 23, 2011 at 5:49 PM

  5. I have walked that bridge a couple of times! Great shot Bonnie!!

    March 24, 2011 at 8:25 PM

  6. Cool shot, Bonnie. I am enjoying the background stories you include too! Your blog has always been fabulous but it’s getting even more so lately. Love it!

    March 26, 2011 at 6:33 AM

  7. Aww thanks Z! I really appreciate your comments and support. Love you!

    March 26, 2011 at 3:58 PM

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