Friday, April 4, 2008

Bridge

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Sandy Point State Park in Maryland

On my way home from Sue Thompson's house on Wednesday afternoon, I made a detour at Sandy Point State Park on the Bay to take pictures of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. I don't mind bridges over water, but I have to say, this bridge makes me nervous. Having traveled and commuted on bridges in the San Francisco Bay Area, I'm accustomed to bridges that are earthquake retrofitted and are constantly maintained with fresh paint to prevent corrosion. The CBB has minimal barriers, looks like its made from Tinker Toys, and needs a paint job worse than granny's house!

All of that aside, though, it does make a purty picture!

Happy (Photo) Friday!


Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential

5 comments:

Wicked H said...

Were you "Down the Ocean, Hon?"

Couldn't resist.....

Cele said...

I will have to take a few Golden Gate photos myself next weekend. But East coast bridges, hmmm I will have to wait. Maybe by then they will be earthquake proof.

j.m. tewkesbury said...

Wicked: Yep! Although, I confess: That's a phrase I haven't heard before. I always tell people I'm "going to the shore"! How pretentious am I?! :-)


Cele: You're going Stan-n-Fran's Disco? :-) Okay, restaurant recommendation: Ti Couz. 16th and Valencia in the Mission District. Best crepes in the world! Yum.

Anonymous said...

Having lived in the Bay Area during the quake of '89, I don't like driving on or under bridges. I don't care how well painted they are !!

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Anon: You're not alone, I'm sure. The Richmond-San Rafael and Oakland-Bay Bridges make me a little nervous. The one advantage in the Bay Area is, you can get from one end of the bay to the other without ever crossing a bridge, if you want to, and do it in a fairly reasonable amount of time I've certainly taken the long way 'round many a time...

Out here, taking the detour to the shore can add three hours to your trip. Still, there are times, as I'm approaching the CBB, that the alternative seems completely acceptable...

April 6, 2008 10:21 AM