Arch Street Bridge In Autumn by Gene Walls

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The glorious colors of autumn on Bald Eagle Mountain are reflecting on the calm waters of the Susquehanna, enhancing a mirror image of the historic Arch Street Bridge.

This span across the Susquehanna river is scheduled for replacement (and destruction) in the very near future. Construction of the new bridge was started in the fall of 2010 and is expected to be completed in 2014. I have been photographing this old bridge for years, to have a permanent record of how beautiful it is (…or was).

A flock of birds is gathering strength to head south on this perfect fall day. Their winged images are also faintly visible in the sky’s reversed image on the water’s smooth surface.

A finer autumn day has never been.

The Arch Street Bridge connects the city of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA, to the borough of Duboistown, across the west branch of the Susquehanna River. This bridge is listed in Historic Bridges of the United States. This was the first and only span into Duboisetown, constructed in 1923.

This photo was captured from the shore of Susquehanna State Park with a Canon EOS 10D body fitted with a Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 Prime lens. The shutter speed was 1/350th sec at f/13.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2009 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 5 years ago


  • Thanks, Cee! This is just a few minutes from my home.

    My best,


    – Gene Walls

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 5 years ago

    Stunning capture, and reflection.

  • Thank you very much, Joy!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Most appreciative Scott! Thanks!


    – Gene Walls

  • Debbie Roelle
    Debbie Roelleover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture, wonderful reflections and colors.

  • Thanks a bunch, Debbie! Glad you like it!


    – Gene Walls

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture, Gene! Perfect reflections, great colors!

  • Thanks, Béla! Your kind comment means a lot to me!



    – Gene Walls

  • Janie Oliver
    Janie Oliverover 5 years ago

    wow! gorgeous. the reflections are amazing.

  • Thank you very, very much, Janie!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.over 5 years ago

    So peaceful and beautiful autumn colours reminding us that we’re heading slowly but certainly to winter.

  • Thank you so much, Poupoune!

    Yes, autumn is the doorway into winter, but it is also a very colorful farewell to summer. Fall is often philosophically compared to the end of life, but I prefer to see it as the bright celebration of the fruits of summer. I really enjoy seeing the rich golds, reds, yellows and browns before everything turns to white.

    You are right, fall colors do remind us that winter is quickly approaching. However, what a lovely reminder it is!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • Margaret Whyte
    Margaret Whyteover 5 years ago

    How lucky you are to have this just a few minutes from home! Beautiful shot and the reflections are wonderful

  • Thank you very much, Margaret! I truly do consider myself very lucky (for lots of reasons)! I am so happy that you you like this picture!

    My best,


    – Gene Walls

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    Stunning sgot, great colours abd reflections..

  • Than you, Jason!

    Best regards,


    – Gene Walls

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 5 years ago

    Enough for that calendar yet, Gene?? Really, really, beautiful!!!!

  • I do have several calendars in the works right now but a couple of them are not quite near completion. I do have a covered bridge theme calendar that will be available very soon.

    Thanks so much for your interest and your very nice compliment!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

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