July 2 — 5:31 AM
Nikon D300, f/7.1, 1/80 sec, EB -0.3
54mm, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
On Saturday, Victorians voted to replace this bridge, (which is in serious need of seismic upgrades, among other things) with this new design.
Well, I have to admit being ambivalent about the issue. I have always thought the blue bridge lacked a certain aesthetic appeal. To me, it appears like a rusty giant, mechanical beast.
But it has history, and while I think the new design is definitely kinder to the eye, I hate to see the city’s architectural history vanish.