Saturday, July 28, 2012

How to Save Those Old Bridges

I am sad to say that this beautiful old bridge was torn down by the county last winter as it was no longer safe for vehicle traffic and upkeep was considered an unneeded expense.  Today over at Hartford Daily Photo Jack posted about a lovely old bridge in Simsbury that the community rallied around and repurposed in such a lovely way, I just had to share the idea. So please hop over to Jack's blog to see how they turned their bridge into a splendid garden. I wish the same could have been done with this old bridge but as it was located in a rural area with little to no traffic, so I can see where arousing such interest may not have been possible.
However, there are still a number of these lovely bridges in and around the city of Sioux Falls, and even more dotting the countryside. A few of these like this one along the bike trial are maintained for foot traffic and bicyclists. Others stand barricaded off and lonely. Wouldn't it be glorious to transform some of these bridges into gardens?

1 comment:

TexWisGirl said...

your first shot is really pretty. sorry it had to be torn down.