Old and New

Da har jeg forlatt Dyranut Turisthytte og – nå går det faktisk mye nedover. Og her – et stykke nede i bakkene (ved et lite vann som heter ‘Repsetjørnane’ så dukket et artig motiv opp: En gammel steinbru bygget inn i en gammel bit av den samme veien jeg kjører på idag, men dengang gikk veien over en gammel steinbro som jeg nok ikke ville ha kjørt over idag.  Like ved siden av denne gamle broen sto den nye betongbrua som idag håndterer
all trafikk, og dermed fikk jeg muligheten til begge veiene med sine bru-konstruksjoner
inn i samme bildet!
Then I have left Dyranut Turisthytte and – now the road is actually descending a lot.
And here – a bit down the slopes (by a small lake called ‘Repsetjørnane’ then an interesting motif appeared: An old stone bridge built into an old piece of the same road I am driving on today, but in the old days the road went across an old stone bridge that I probably would not have run over today, and right next to this old bridge was the new concrete bridge that today handles all today’s traffic, thus I got the opportunity to both roads with their different bridge constructions into the same picture!
Kan dere se for dere hvordan det ville være å møte en 18 tonn trailer i 50 km/t på denne veien? Vidvinkelen på kameraet lyver litt. Veien var nok neppe mer enn ca 4 meter bred,
men jeg målte ikke! Det hadde også begynt å bli huller i selve broen, så det var ikke lenger helt ufarlig å gå over.

Can anyone imagine what it would be like to meet an 18-ton trailer at 40 miles/h on a road like this? The wide-angle of the camera lies a bit. The road was probably hardly more than about  14 feet wide, but I did not measure it! There had also become holes in the bridge itself, so it was no longer completely safe to walk across.
Dette er den noe nyere betongbrua som idag tar seg av trafikken, men også den ser ut til å dra litt på årene? Men – foreløpig går tung-trafikken uten særlige hindringer!

This is the somewhat newer concrete bridge that today takes care of all the traffic, but it also seems to drag on a bit over the years? But – for now, the heavy traffic goes without special hindrance!
Dette bildet gir en noe riktigere inntrykk av bredden på brua! (Tatt med en litt annen innstilling)

This picture – taken with a different setting – give a more correct impression of the width of the road.
Her ser man begge veier – gammel og ny og med trafikk på den nyeste!

Here you may see both roads – old and new and with a bit of traffic on the new one!
Elve-systemene her oppe er ikke av de mest imponerende, men flere går samen og alle skal
samme vei: Ned dalsiden hvor de møter den mye større elven Bjoreio, som jo er den samme elven som danner grunnlaget for den berømte fossen:Vøringfossen

The river systems up here are not the most impressive, but several go together and all flow in th same direction: Down the hill side where they join the much larger river Bjoreio, which is the same river that forms the basis of the famous waterfall: Vøringfossen!

Jeg skulle ønske jeg kunne fortelle dere hvor lenge den gamle veien var i drift, men – det har ikke lykkes meg å finne noe tidspunkt, og derfor har jeg rettet enhenvendelse til våre
myndigheter. Hvis de svarer meg, så lover jeg å få tidspunktet inn i denne reportasjen på
et senere tidspukt.

I wish I would be able to inform you for how long the old road was in operation, but
I have had no success with a date so far. That is why I have sent a question to our road authorities hoping someone will answer me. And if someone does, I promise I will get the information into this report somehow at a later date.

(Compliments of SRB)
Please return me to  INDEX  for a new picture/destination.

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8 Responses to Old and New

  1. Amazing loved seeing the old road.. 🙂 and perspective of the new.. 🙂

  2. utesmile says:

    The old road looks kind of sweet. I guess still ok to walk on it, with no traffic.

    • Seenorway says:

      That is what I did, however, I came across holes where large stones had dropped away underneath the bridge. That made me think what an extra 160 lbs would do to it?!

  3. New bridges here in Florida are also built alongside the old, with segments of many of the old bridges turned into fishing piers, complete with shops and restaurants. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. Take care, Cheryl

  4. Seenorway says:

    Well, yes, but if my suspicions are right, this road might have been operative approximately 1958
    till approximately 1965/70 and time takes its toll. Just remember: I have not received any reply to my question as of yet, and I don’t expect to before Thursday/Friday next week – at least!

  5. -Eugenia says:

    Most interesting to see the old vs. the new. The old bridge appears to have taken quite a beating.

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