Friday, February 24, 2012

Inspecting Bridges

I grew up just a few miles from this bridge, and I had no idea it went through this rigorous inspection process. Of course, back in the day, the Veteran's Memorial bridge hadn't been built, and the Rainbow Bridge was two way traffic.

You couldn't drive down the center of the bridge like that one car did.

Approaching the bridge, it seemed as if you would be driving straight up...then straight down on the opposite side.

What was really unnerving was when an 18-wheeler passed you going the opposite direction, and the entire bridge seemed to be shaking.

Then there was the fear of going over the side...

Needless to say, this bridge haunted my dreams for many a year.

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