Image taken by Michael Grindstaff of Sacramento, CA

Who wants to go first? The lovely Tower Bridge reopens tomorrow. I told a friend of mine this, after reading the news. He turns and tells me, “Better wait a few days before you drive over it…” The unspoken sentiment was that, well, how secure is the bridge? Will it hold? Don’t forget, this bridge actually goes up and down to adjust for river traffic. Will it stay up when a Delta riverboat sails underneath? I guess only time will tell. Meanwhile, I confess. I won’t be among the first to try it out. You might call it a new phobia. Call it want you want, but I’ll be standing on the shoreline for now, thanks.

4 Comments so far

  1. cd (unregistered) on November 20th, 2007 @ 11:42 am

    they weren’t fixing troublesome up-and-down issues, were they? i find it no more frightening than using the vintage I Street bridge. Just keep the windows rolled down when you’re crossing either bridge.

  2. wburg (unregistered) on November 20th, 2007 @ 2:14 pm

    I’m just crossing my fingers for the new sets of rails! They took out the original sets a few years ago, just in time to put new ones back in, I suppose…

  3. somebody else (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 2:47 pm

    They were widdening the side walks on the bridge from 4ft to 10ft. That is why it was closed.

  4. Ursula (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

    Already crossed it…the best way to deal with a phobia–exposure!

    It does look lovely at night, all lit up, though.

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