Like An Erector Set Writ Large

IMG_6025In downtown Cleveland they are slowly tearing down one of the colossal bridges that spans the Flats.  The steel girder skeleton has now been exposed, and it looks exactly like something we would build during childhood with an erector set.

It’s interesting to see the disassembly process, but a bit unnerving, too.  The criss-crossing pieces of steel look very flimsy and delicate when they are laid bare, and it’s hard to imagine they bore so much weight for so long.