Time Passed Me By

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If this old wooden bridge could talk I am betting it would bemoan the feeling that it is past its usefully prime.  I can sense it would lament that fact and say  “Time passed me by”.  Yet I would argue with this fine old bridge and say it is still very useful.

For one I would point out that it is a reminder of a simpler time, when things were not hurried and rushed. Next I would attest to the fact it was fortunate that the builders built it well, as it has stood the test of time. It is, I must reminded it, a place where other have left their mark, not as vandals, but as people needing to make their mark in time for future reference. And finally I would confirm that it brings joy to many of us who have had the pleasure of its very presence.

Below is my tribute to this very cool and wonderfully bridge, rendered in HDR, from photos I took with my Powershot SX10is.

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Author: The Jagged Man

I am a 55 year old guy who is asking questions about life like "what does it all mean?" and " how come hair will not grow on my head but grows real fast on my ears and back?" you know the deep stuff. I am married and have been for 24 years to the same wonderful woman( read into that: she puts up with me and I married up). I believe in Jesus Christ and that He died for all. The rest I am still working on.

2 thoughts on “Time Passed Me By”

  1. An interesting bit of industrial history, I often wondered why many of these old bridges in the USA are covered.
    Mike

    1. My best logical guess is the bridges were covered to protect the heavy beams under the bridge from the elements. In my day job I cover a lot of old back roads around our state. I have seen the remains of old uncovered wooden bridges that have fallen and are just skeletons sitting by newer concrete ones. Yet there are several covered bridges that are a hundred plus years old here. In other parts of the world I would suspect there are covered wooden bridges several centuries old.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I love the rawness of your stuff by the way!

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