Hello readers from Tarrytown, NY! The New NY Bridge, still under construction, is in the foreground parallel to the Tappan Zee Bridge which it's replacing. The bridges cross the Hudson River connecting Tarrytown and South Nyack, NY. The bridge is about 30 miles north of NYC and if you look under the bridge between the piers you can see the … Continue reading Hello from the New NY Bridge
Before Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term in office in 1940, 5 of 10 longest suspension bridges in the US were built. Before Marilyn Monroe sang Happy Birthday to JFK in 1962, 9 of the 10 had been open at least 5 years and the 10th, the Verrazano, had been under construction for … Continue reading The Longest Suspension Bridges in the US
The Kosciuszko bridge is being blown up (down) this summer. It’s 77 years old and the new 2-span bridge alongside it is being built now. When I heard about the demolition plans last month, I thought, I’ve got to see this in person. Maybe witnessing the mile-plus long bridge fall to pieces would allay my … Continue reading This Bridge is Going Down Without Me
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
If I knew how bridges were built would I be less afraid to cross them?. If I saw a bridge actually being built would that help me overcome my fear? (If overcoming my fear is what I wanted to do, which I'm undecided about.) Or would it be like learning how a hot dog is … Continue reading Making Hot Dogs and Building Bridges
On Jeopardy a couple of weeks ago, the game show showed contestants the picture below and they had to come up with the answer to this question: To accommodate big jets a girder bridge helped extend the runway 4,000 feet at Madeira International Airport on an island of this nation. The answer wasn't that important to me. … Continue reading Want to Land Here?