Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Building bridges

We saw several bridges during our walk Sunday, but we crossed none of them. Instead we walked in tunnels beneath them as the sounds of traffic echoed above us.

The PBS-NOVA website has a game about building bridges. There, you can learn about Arch, Beam, Suspension, and Cable-stayed bridges. You play by analyzing which bridge would you build to best accommodate each situation.

Today, no bridges were crossed, but work was done to lay foundations. Maybe for a cable-stayed, a bridge of stability and great beauty…


The wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is to where he wants to go.
-- John Pierpont Morgan

I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed. Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C. J. Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge.
-- Oprah Winfrey

Love builds bridges where there are none.
-- R H Delaney

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