High Coo – Oct 15 – BRIDGE DAY?

New River Gorge Bridge via YouTube

“Bridge Day isn’t a day to celebrate the architectural beauty of bridges all around the world. Bridge Day is a festival held in Fayetteville, West Virginia in the United States where thousands of adventure lovers either watch or take part in various extreme sports that largely involve jumping off the New River Gorge Bridge….

The bridge was the world’s longest single-span arch bridge for 26 years and is now the fifth-longest. Because of the bridge’s whopping 876 feet height, it was a natural attraction for daredevils around the world. The initial person to jump off the bridge was Cowen’s Burton Ervin, a coal-mine foreman who jumped off the bridge on August 1, 1979, using a conventional parachute….

Why we love Bridge Day – it breaks the monotony of life. Let’s face it — life can get boring. Bridge Day reminds us to get out of the monotony of our regular lives at least once a year and reminds us that life can be exciting.” See https://nationaltoday.com/bridge-day/

When I think of a bridge, three pictures come to mind:

Mackinac Bridge – static.thousandwonders.net
Highway bridge near Kalamazoo, MI

All three immediately above have been very significant in my life. The first two for pleasure and the last is a haunting memory.

Here is today’s haiku: Bridge Day

You threatened to jump

into oncoming traffic

I miss you brother

2 thoughts on “High Coo – Oct 15 – BRIDGE DAY?

  1. Dr B

    When I think of bridges most are in the mountains. Two planks over a glacier crevasse in the Swiss Alps, a couple of logs over a raging torrent and a swaying wire bridge over a very deep gorge both in the Himalayas 😬

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