"I want to be the bridge to the next generation”
BRIDGE? What is a bridge?
A bridge can be different things to different people. It can be a ship's control room…an understanding between people…the closing of a generation gap…a means of approach…the top of a nose…or even a partial plate of false teeth. However, the bridges that fascinate me the most are those structures that allow passage across an obstacle. We walk on some, we drive on some, we sail under some and we even shop on some.
In some respects, bridges are like people. They have personalities and even nicknames such as The Swinging Queen, The Comb and The Coathanger. They personify the imagination, the architecture and the art of a city. Next time you approach a bridge, don’t just walk on it or drive across it. Be sure to look at it…I mean really look at it! When I finally took a good look at a bridge that had been in my Cincinnati hometown for decades before I was born, I realized there was a treasure approximately one mile from my home. Please allow me to share with you my hometown treasure and some other architectural gems from around the world.