Sunday, July 28, 2013

Big Four Bridge

Andrew's grandpa worked for the railroad. The Big Four railroad bridge has been remade into a pedestrian/bicycle path across the Ohio River. On Saturday, a chunk of Andrew's family, us included, made the two-hour drive to Louisville, met up with Andrew's great-uncle and new wife, and walked the bridge.
It's beautiful.
The bridge itself is about a mile long, and they've built a long, spirally entrance to it on the Louisville side. (The Jeffersonville, Indiana side isn't quite finished. At the end of the bridge, you come to a fence. Then you turn around and walk back to Louisville.)

We wondered how many rivets were in the bridge. The answer seems to be "a lot."

If you look at Andrew's glasses, you can see the bridge. Plus, he's adorable.

They've done a pretty good job of preserving the history of the bridge. Along the way, there are a few information signs telling about the bridge, the repairs, etc.

The weather was extremely odd for July. It was in the 70s, windy, and slightly rainy. I'll take that over the normal 95 anytime. In Indy, we set a new record low for this time of year. HOORAY!

Looking out over the Ohio River, an Ani DiFranco lyric went through my head.

The sky is grey. The sand is grey. And the ocean is grey.
I feel right at home in this stunning monochrome, alone in my way.
Ani DiFranco's "Grey"
The weather was perfect for me. It was a nice walk, followed by a nice visit with Andrew's family. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday!

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