Today, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City turns 134 years old. The bridge opened in 1883 and connects Brooklyn and Manhattan. I have no desire to walk or drive over any bridge anywhere except one. One day, I'd very much like to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. While I could easily go give it … Continue reading Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bridge
On “indeed,” the online job site, I found I’m not qualified to be a baker because I can’t lift 50 pounds up and down stairs all day, a theater coach for 2 to 6 year-olds because I lack a teaching certificate, or a parrot caretaker as I have no experience with the birds. But I met … Continue reading Am I Qualified?
Aside from having to cross a bridge, there's probably nothing worse for a gephyrophobiac like me than to hear on the morning news that nearly 56,000 bridges in the United States are structurally deficient. That's what the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says in a report issued last month. Whaaat? I hear this and my mind envisions … Continue reading Don’t Judge a Bridge by Its Cables
Anyone out there thinking of walking across a bridge to tackle your fear? Don't do it alone! I found a few organized bridge walks across some mighty big bridges coming up this spring from coast to coast in the US. If you know of other walks in the US or around the world or if you're … Continue reading Organized Bridge Walks – Spring/Summer 2017