Monday, June 02, 2008
Building Bridges -- June 2008
RuneE is sponsoring this monthly challenge on the first Monday of every month. Building Bridges is subject to open interpretation.
My "building bridges"entry is sorta unusual this month. The bridge is the river itself. When tall ships come up the Columbia River, the I-5 bridge has a section that rises and allows the ships to go further east or west. I moved here in 1985 and this was the first time I ever saw the bridge raise and lower again! The passage of tall ships from one side of the I-5 bridge to the other is my BRIDGES BETWEEN this month.
Saw these two ships in the Columbia River a week ago Saturday. They were here for the Rose festival celebrated this week. Their sails were too tall to go under the bridge so it a part of it was lifted and then lowered after their passage under it.
The two ships have reached the other side of the bridge and it begins to go down again.
Traffic resumes on the bridge between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon.