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James Baughn

Pssst... Wanna buy a bridge?

Posted Thursday, June 11, 2009, at 11:29 AM


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  • Super idea! But I don't see it happening anymore in Cape county. Developers are all too busy "improving" our history.

    I see these signs at new housing sites, that proclaim things such as "Mini-Farms", "Mossy Oaks", "White Oaks" "Shady Acres", "Green" this, "Green" that, etc., etc.---the list goes on and on.

    Funny thing is---I don't see any COWS, TREES, or "GREEN ACRES", for that matter. Just faceless houses, that'll NEVER be considered permanent HOMES, per se.

    A-H-H-H!!! Thanks for "listening". I feel better already....!!!

    -- Posted by donknome-2 on Fri, Jun 12, 2009, at 10:29 AM
  • Indeed, subdivisions are usually named after the things that were destroyed to make room for the houses.

    Of course, nobody would buys homes in a development with an honest name like "Asphalt Acres", "Pressboard Estates", or "Maybe Some Day There Will Be Trees Again Subdivision".

    -- Posted by James Baughn on Fri, Jun 12, 2009, at 10:57 AM
  • LOL!!! True! Very true!!! Thanks for the comeback!

    I was beginning to think I was the "Last Of The Mohicans", so to speak, when it comes appreciation of "The Way Things Were"!

    Love these old bridge-pics! Don't even need a sound-track to hear the stringers creak...!

    -- Posted by donknome-2 on Fri, Jun 12, 2009, at 10:06 PM
  • That's too funny about the subdivision names, James ... !

    I love the look of those old bridges, and hate that they are often just scrapped.

    As always, your article and pictures are interesting as well as informative.

    -- Posted by gurusmom on Fri, Jun 12, 2009, at 10:32 PM
  • These bridges would fit nicely as part of a historical theme park. A park highlighting early transportation, building and bridge architecture, and life in general in this era. Perhaps an application for some stimulus money could help make this happen. We taxpayers subsidize things like the highway to nowhere. Surely this money could be used for a venture such as this that would help draw visitors to the area as well as provide education to students including those wanting to study engineering.

    -- Posted by Balmy on Sat, Jun 13, 2009, at 1:35 PM
  • I love these ideas! And I know now to check your blog more often! I wish you were in charge of some of the local development!

    -- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Aug 25, 2009, at 1:58 PM