On my way to Oregon. Google told me to cross the Columbia over the Bonneville Dam, which is not open to the public. (Google also suggested I walk out of Manhattan through the Lincoln Tunnel. Google has yet to master river crossings.) I called ahead to request permission to cross the dam and was told it is "too hazardous".
Did you get vertigo watching the river through the holes?
At this moment Vertigo I am suffering thanks to a inner ear problem… just looking at this made me loopy.
But the dam and the bridge and all were great pictures. The one of the damn seemed HUGE, I can’t even begin to think of how the Hoover damn would look like in person, Overwhelming, I’msure.
Hmmm…. Just read your comments about the dam being ‘too hazardous’. If I lived downstream, I would seriously consider heading for higher ground…
And I get the first 2 posts!
No crossing the dams since 9/11.
Then why was everyone on here going ga ga over Matt crossing at Bonneville? The locals kept going on about it it seemed to me. They wanted him to cross there. So if it’s been closed to public since 9/11 didn’t any of them know this ahead of time?
You don’t need permission to swim across. Where is your sense of adventure?
I see yo feet! What’s the stuff floating in the water? – oh it’s not stuff – it’s reflections! :)
Reminds me a little of crossing the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan…same scary feeling…
I see the feet and shoes are holding up well. One step in front of the other, 1,856 feet to cross .. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_of_the_Gods_%28modern_structure%29
I is like the view from the cat walks on the USS Oriskany
I was just following google….dam or god what bridge….if I said it in backwards order…mom would get mad…so welcome to ….Oregon…on the other side.
Whoa! Scary! It makes me dizzy just looking at it. I think I’d freak if I found out I’d have to cross that bridge especially on foot. But for those who like it, it’s cool. Nice boots Matt. I see your feeeeet.
I second that Dorinda….. :)
For some reason this picture reminds me of that very old Tarzan joke. “What were Tarzan’s last words?…Who cut the viiiiiiine?!”
Stupid, I know.
Peace, from Michelle in Providence
OMG! That bridge scares the crap outta me!
Looking at this again this is like the bridge I had to cross in California on my way to Oakland to see my sister. Open grated like this. I freaked. Like I said in an earlier post my son and sister didn’t tell me ahead of time because they knew what my reaction would be to this. It is scary being able to look through the holes and see how high up you are and water below. Yikes.
Matt I love the pattern of the bridge deck… the reflecting water below and your feet conquering them all… those awesome feet that have walked across America!! Congrats !!
I live in WA and had no idea you couldn’t cross at the dam. Who knew? I don’t usually cross these types of things by foot, so I was just thinking it was okay. Seeing this picture reminds me as to why I DON’T cross our many, many bridges in the area by foot….can’t do it…I’m SO afraid of heights. :)
Too bad about not being able to cross the dam, but I do love the bridge pictures, and all the wonderful shapes of these particular types of bridges.
Love, too, the views from the bridges.
Crazy photo! You should go ahead and cross because the white arrow is pointing you onward. Forward ho!