Well, after reading some informed comments from readers when I posted this bridge before, I decided it required closer inspection. As always, opinions I express here are just that, opinions. And not always informed or correct opinions either, and I’ll always be the first to admit that. I often go off half cocked, and say things that are unfounded.
This bridge is one of those cases. First of all, it iS a bridge, which I didnt realize at first. Not only is it a bridge, but it spans Telegraph Road, which is no easy engineering task.
So, aside from the football thing, lets take a closer look at this suspension bridge with a more open mind.
Look at the feet on this bad boy !
Actually standing near this stuff gives it a much more powerful scale..
Aside from the functional necessity of such engineering, these types of construction give a sense of place in relation to the human scale. Without this sense of place, we are left with that flat and barren disposable landscape that does nothing to inspire an individual.
Seeing the way this construction holds the bridge expanse is more than impressive.
I found that the drive over the bridge is not nearly as enveloping as the drive under it, along Telegraph Road (M24).
So, if you can look past the football references, take another glance at this bridge, and if you find the time – take a spin along Tele so you can get the full effect.
Im going to look beyond the football thing and give this structure a thumbs up. South East Michigan needs much more construction of this magnitude, so folks here have more to be proud of.