A Better Bridge

In the picture, you see this view of the city with a bridge serving as the primary focus. I understand that there beautiful building and places of great architectural integrity and quality. This view for anyone who has never been there in person could be breathtaking. In this one-shot, there is so much history, culture, and activity all in this one picture. I see the beauty and all the makings of a cosmopolitan city. In just one view we can see just how much s captured and it makes it easy to overlook the most important instrument and symbol of this picture. If you look really close you see the bridge just at the bottom of the photo, it’s so far at the bottom you can almost miss it.

Bridge Design and Intent

Do you see the bridge? The design and intent of the bridge are to help connect two places that are separated by some great obstacle that makes travel difficult. The bridge is supposed to connect one side of town to the other in more than a figurative sense. The bridge here is a symbolic bridge and an actual bridge all at the same time. It is designed to connect, but it’s the bridge that’s been part of a social, economic divide. There are indeed two parts of the city that no picture can capture, but they are connected nevertheless. I believe that a bridge should not only be physical but it should be a metaphor made of concrete and steel. A metaphor that does just what a bridge is supposed to do “connect two different places and make them one.