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August 7, 2011

A cool bridge…

Recently, I was on a trip out-of-town with one of my kids.  Nearby there was a bridge that we decided to walk across to further explore the area.

We were nearly halfway across when he said “dad take some pictures!”

I was looking in the other direction, but I quickly turned around and noticed that the bridge was opening, while we were on it!

Neither my son, nor I, had ever been on a drawbridge when it was opening.

We could feel the hum of the motors and the vibrating cables as they strained to do their work.

My son smiled a broad “this is so cool” smile the whole time!

It was then that I realized, like my son, that this was very cool to see!

Then, it abruptly stopped.

Enabling a ship floating below time to cross.

then another…

When the last one passed, it closed as it had opened and people and cars soon continued on about their journeys.

We continued on our walk both now smiling at the mundane marvel that we had just saw while walking across a very cool bridge!

5 Comments »

  1. That was a great story and it was a cool thing to watch and feel for you guys…I could almost feel it, too.

    Comment by Ellie Merson (@elliemerson) — September 14, 2011 @ 7:01 am | Reply

  2. Even watching the bridge can be mesmerizing. Speaking of Florida, I just got back from there last month on vacation. They say you haven’t seen all of Florida if you don’t own your own boat. 😛

    Comment by Bryann (@balexandros) — September 16, 2011 @ 11:34 pm | Reply

  3. Very cool. Love your photos, Doctor!

    Comment by thedailymenh — February 20, 2012 @ 7:10 pm | Reply

  4. thank you for checking out my Artwork and following my blog! 😀

    Comment by artbystacibrown — April 7, 2012 @ 6:35 pm | Reply

  5. When I worked in Florida back in 1995, I quickly discovered that those dastardly bridges can really put a crimp in one’s plans to get somewhere by a certain time. lol

    Comment by Russel Ray Photos — May 7, 2012 @ 5:17 pm | Reply


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