I have a feeling more people than we think are afraid to cross bridges. When I tell people about my blog people usually have two reactions. They either can't relate at all or they or someone they know is afraid. Chances are someone driving on Budapest's Chain Bridge across the Danube below is. When I went across this … Continue reading Hey! We’re Not Alone
Just read about a new glass bridge in China. The bridge is 1,476 feet above a gorge and leads out to a glass observation deck. Shiver me timbers! Check out the photos in MSN’s “China’s Latest Glass Bridge is the Ultimate Courage Test.” Yo ho ho and I’d need a bottle of rum to step … Continue reading Clearly, I Won’t Be Crossing These Bridges
I learned TWO new words this week. I was reading the blog post An Unusual Bridge and an Unusual Word and there is was, the yin to my yang. GEPHYROPHILE, as defined in the post, describes “people who have a compulsion to cross bridges” while a PONTIST is someone who’s “very interested in bridges.” I … Continue reading Gephyrophobiac, Gephyrophile, or Pontist?
Click here for Part 1. I set out for Cape Cod on a Wednesday last October. It was sunny and cool and the best weather you could ask for when taking a road trip and all went smoothly. No traffic and most importantly no encounters with unexpected bridges that I’d missed as I’d hunted for … Continue reading How a Gephyrophobiac Takes a Road Trip, Part 2
Why did I drive over the Sagamore Bridge last fall? The suspension bridge connecting mainland Massachusetts to Cape Cod. This bridge. To get to the other side of course. For most people, this is where the joke ends. No big deal. But if you're afraid to cross bridges, like me, it’s a big, big deal. … Continue reading How a Gephyrophobiac Takes a Road Trip. Part 1
A friend from across the pond (with a killer sense of humor) wrote to me after reading my blog. Here's what she said. I like going over bridges, especially looking through the railings at the Straits of Menai when I'm walking over the Menai Bridge to Anglesey -it makes me feel like I've imbibed something illegal. … Continue reading Getting High on the Menai