The Graceful Beauty Of A Colossal Bridge

In my stroll through the Flats area of Cleveland early Wednesday morning, I was struck by this view of the shoreway bridge spanning the Cuyahoga River and the gravel yards and industrial facilities along the riverbed.  The bridge, which has been painted bright blue, is a gigantic construct when viewed from below, but it nevertheless has a kind of graceful, spidery beauty as it curves away into the distance far overhead.

Bridges and other well-designed forms of municipal infrastructure can be as artistic and lovely as the most high-priced piece of public art.

1 thought on “The Graceful Beauty Of A Colossal Bridge

  1. I used to love the look of expressways. Not the smog. For the same reason you love these bridges. Off ramps. Bridges. etc. The graceful lines and the complex movement of cars through them. I don’t drive myself nor have I any interest in automobiles but they look to me to be the 20th century cathedrals.

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