Day 163

Carroll Street Bridge!

June 10th, 2012

This is the so-called "wondrous blue bridge" we saw a few days ago. What's so wondrous about it, you ask? It's the city's other retractile bridge (link includes a diagram explaining how retractiles work), and the oldest such bridge still in existence in the US, having been opened in 1889. In addition, there are a couple other adorable features: the roadway surface (made of wooden planks), and the delightful sign posted above the bridge (playfully installed during a late-1980s rehabilitation): "Any Person Driving over this Bridge Faster than a Walk will be Subject to a Penalty of Five Dollars For Each Offence".

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