That's the idea, at least. I'm walking westward from New York City for nine months or so.
If everything goes according to plan, I'll be in Oregon when the clock runs out.
If nothing goes according to plan, maybe I'll end up in Peru or Mongolia or Pennsylvania.
You can read all about the details of my trip
if you're so inclined.
did you cross the bridge
Is this on someone’s property? I hope so. Glad the monotony has broken a bit. Good luck Matt with the mountains ahead!
This is so cool! Is that a park across the bridge?
This looks like what we call a suspension bridge in East TN. Not many left (many in disrepair) but they are cool. Probably do not meet OSHA regs! We are regged (NOT LEGGED) to death
Makes me think of this – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbOidAY-jWo.
Hey Don, how are you? Know what you mean on both counts.
There used to be quite a few of these when I was kid hanging out in West Virginia, and other places (including the Smoky Mountains of TN). I loved walking on them, no matter how high.
Very pretty and just wide enough for one walking cart from NYC to cross through to the other side.
What a cool thing… you could stop half way across and do a little Rock a bye on the way to Rock A Way….
wow and no toll to pay to cross!! did you take a stroll w/the stroller? I guess that is to keep all the previously mounted (i mean posted) wildlife at bay….cross the bridge…end up troll food or on the wall.
Matt – beautiful, only thing better – VIDEO – so we could hear the water rushing past.
Is this near Stanford? I live in Lewistown and have no clue where this cool little bridge is.
You’re almost to your destination, the rest of the way will be absolutely beautiful! Have fun!!!
just plain lovely!
What Nicole said…
i grew up in that down its the swinging bridge!! belt montana folks! we used to jump and swing on that bridge omg i miss home soooo much!!!!
I grew up in this town. The bridge used to have metal arches holding the sides in a little tighter but people kept pulling them out. My Great Great Uncle built the bridge before he died. PS for those of you who don’t know where this bridge is located. It is in Belt, Montana. A small town 20 miles outside of Great Falls. Population is around 800. Google it.
Brandi, so cool! I love this Hobo Nation – so many times along Matt’s journey places & people have been personalized with a connection.
I love that bridge! So cool!! We have a Suspension Bridge here in Cincinnati for cars to cross from Cincinnati across the Ohio River into Covington, Kentucky. It’s metal (not wood) however the metal is a “grate” and you look straight down into the river. Google the “Roebling Suspension Bridge”. We also have the “Purple People Bridge” which is a foot bridge for people to walk across the Ohio River into Newport, Kentucky. You used to be able to climb the Purple People Bridge structure but it was so expensive that they closed that part of the attraction. Now it’s just used to walk from OH to KY across the Ohio River. They also have arts and music festivals on the bridge which is neat. I love bridges!
I also grew up in that town and have a lot of fun memories on that bridge….still a lot of poeple that wont cross it with me!!!! >:)
That is SO beautiful!