May 27, 2008

The Beauty of Bridges

(WIRED) - The bridge is among our most ancient technologies. The moment some distant ancestor thought to place a log where he (or she) wanted to cross the stream, and not where the logs happen to have fallen, the bridge was born.
A bridge inspires us. A bridge overcomes an obstacle and connects someplace to someplace else, with strength and often with grace and beauty. A bridge lets us go to the other side. Continued

Photo: Railroad lift bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Canon EOS 20D.