Linked in/Neat stuff: Dallastown studies Underground Railroad/Bonham painting at National Gallery
You could say they don’t make bridges like they used to. Spans like the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, built in 1930 and christened the Veterans Memorial Bridge, are architectural showpieces. Their replacement spans often are, well, just boring. Consider this photo of the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River, for example. The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Chris Dunn gathered in this scene, and look at the engagement: 350 plus likes. It’s now atop the YDR’s Facebook page. How often do you see the Wright’s Ferry Bridge, constructed 40 years later, in photos? OK, it’s just a one-bridge sample, but quality-of-life advocates would say that infrastructure should add to experience, not detract from it. Here are several posts, with photos, of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. You can see how often the bridge is attracts photographers. Also of interest: A wide-angle look at the mile-long Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge.
Other neat stuff from all over … .
We’ve met Tom Melhorn, teacher of local history at Dallastown Area High School, before.
Now his class has put online a Underground Railroad project. It’s a work in progress, Tom wrote, but he’s proud of what his students came up with. Continue reading “Susquehanna River’s Veterans Memorial Bridge good example of an architectural showpiece” »