17 April 2010
The Long Way Home
The first time I drove over the open grates, I thought I was driving on ice - it's a special experience and easier than expected - and the sound is so unique that it stays with you forever.
The bridge just turned 100 years old on December 5, 2008. Scott Beveridge created a nice video, with the whole story featuring our good neighbor Dr. Chuck Stacey.
Originally meant to be a railroad bridge, it was converted to an automobile and walking bridge soon after. The bridge opened originally with a wedding. In fact, the parents of my Mom's very good friend, Helen Herk, were married on the bridge on December 8, 1908, when the bridge was dedicated.
Of course it's inconvenient. And it's old-fashioned. And, maybe it's hard to fix. But, it's special to those of us who grew up here and even more special to those of us who moved back.
(Photographs for this story were taken by my good friend, Tanner Brice). Thanks, Buddy!
Posted by SilverCrow at 3:20 AM