Friend Rick over in the state of Bama had a picture of an old concrete bridge on his blog, one from the past, one that allowed you could to see the water.
Got me to thinking how much I love bridges when we are traveling in the motor home. There was a time in a car you could enjoy the rivers, creeks and ravines as you crossed, but now in a car you usually see only concrete. I realize it is for safety’s sake. In the Motor home we are high enough tat we can still enjoy the views.
For some reason many highway builders have a tough time matching road levels with the bridge and you get a bump going on and a bump going off. That aside I still appreciate the view.
Another thing that rubs my last nerve raw is North Carolina DOT will spend a million or more to destroy a bridge when they build a new one on a slightly different route. Case in point, our South Fork River. The bridge area has been the sight of so much fun and entertainment for years. It is a great fishing spot. I fished there in 1954-55.
They built a new wide bridge just 75 feet from the old bridge, then they tore it down. They could have left it up for fishermen. They could have even made a small park there and paid for portable toilets for 100 years for the price they paid to destroy it and haul it off. Not only that they were determined to keep folks from fishing, they posted no parking signs 1/10th of a mile either side.
They gave so many tickets they finally had to remove the signs. It is a poor family’s entertainment. Family fishing and also brings in some food, but the ‘elite’ do not like it and it looks so, so, uncouth or something to them. Deep sea fishing would be better, if you must fish! (Yeah right).
The state of Florida does that. The old bridges make excellent fishing platforms.
Once in Tucson, AZ we attended a Sons of The Pioneers Chuck wagon dinner. The MC made a statement that cracked us up: “If you don’t associate bridges with water, you might be from Arizona.” (If you don’t know out west that are hundreds of bridges with no water under them)
PS I ain’t doing much on the computer , but I had this prepared entry thought I would throw it on while My doctor is out. She is gone to the store.
I misjudged how much this would take out of me. It has just been a day now and it seems like a week. hahahaha
I have never had a tube down my throat, now I can sympathize with those who have. A little raw. I don’t understand why my jaw is sore (ha) and to be honest I just noticed I am sore all over. Do you tense up or something when you are out?