10 August 2009

Back in action

The Happy Pontist has returned from holiday, and normal service will resume shortly. Well, actually, it may take a little while, what with the backlog of everyday life and paid work that has built up.

While that happens, a few brief items ...

I'd not previously been aware of the T Evans Wyckoff Memorial Bridge in Seattle, opened late last year, but it has been pointed out to me in view of its resemblance both to Calgary's Peace Bridge, and to the similar Buro Happold bridges in Edinburgh and at Harthill.

The Peace Bridge itself has received a thumbs-up from Calgary's planning commission, notwithstanding concerns over exactly what shade of red it should be.

Elsewhere, a 40-foot bridge has been built in Liverpool from toy Meccano. And the world's longest suspension footbridge is proposed for Barnards Castle.

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