Update 2/2109: I no longer post, but I hope you find something interesting here and enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed discovering and writing about bridges and my fear of them! When I finally saw Nashville’s John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge from the rooftop of Acme Fee & Seed, it looked too big and uncrossable … Continue reading My Nashville Bridge Walk
Does This Crack You Up?
I saw it on the news this morning. It didn’t crack me up. But I watched it again and again and again. It takes my breath away. It’s a viral bridge video out of China. See for yourself >>> Genius? Cruel? I can’t decide.
Columbus Day. Bridges & Statues
Around the country Christopher Columbus statues are being vandalized and politicians are considering removing them. Here on Long Island, my town decided to keep the Columbus statue that’s been on Main Street for 40 years and a neighboring town is accepting any statues that have been removed. With all the attention, I obviously wanted to … Continue reading Columbus Day. Bridges & Statues
What Has Helped One Gephyrophobiac
“…my fear is so strong that I’m unable to drive across any bridge that spans any significant expanse of water, such as a river. I can tolerate someone else doing the driving, but I always dread it and my heart pounds wildly until it’s over.” No, I didn’t write this but I could have. … Continue reading What Has Helped One Gephyrophobiac
What Is This?
What’s taller than the Statue of Liberty? But shorter than the Empire State Building and the Washington Monument? It's shaped like the Washington Monument. It’s the tallest in the world at 42 stories. That’s not much to go on. There are only 4 in the world. And this one is in the United States. But … Continue reading What Is This?
Nearly 20 years ago a tour guide in Rome pointed out the Ponte Sant’Angelo – a stone bridge over the Tiber River - and said it’d been built about 2,000 years ago. Did I hear him correctly? To be exact, it was built in 134 AD, but what’s 134 years in this timeline. Up … Continue reading Bridge Time