The Bridge is open and we, the Breakfast on the Bridge Crowd was there to witness it!
This is Gary Ball, owner of Tower Construction (and erstwhile crime fighter). When he showed up on the end of the bridge dangling keys, I knew something was up. I also knew he would be the best source of information about the bridge opening. How exciting it was when the answer to my question was"right now!"
Andy, a fellow breakfaster, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to accompany Gary on his mission. We were the first ones over the Market Street Bridge when it reopened and thought it was cool we were here to be the first over the Walnut Street Bridge.
Blythe was already waiting on the other side of the fence. It amazed me how people discovered the opening so fast. We have been sniffing around the bridge so long waiting for it to open, there was no way for it to open without some of us being there, ready.
The actual moving of the fence and...
off I was-on the newly redone side. Don't the planks look so nice? They now run all the way to the end of the bridge.
Let's give a hand to Tower Construction for getting done ahead of schedule. We could tell the hard work that was going on whenever we looked. You did a great job.
So here it is- wonderful. The bridge opening is wonderful, the weather is wonderful, Chattanooga is wonderful. Let's go ride a bike!
I started riding my bike as my primary form of transportation because I love riding bikes. Add in all the wonderful benefits- you know the drill-exercise, money saving, pollution free, oil free, and all the other great things, it just seemed a reasonable choice.
But what I had not anticipated was how different life would look mounted on top of a bike verses looking out of a rolling metal box. The places I go, the people I meet, the things I see are so different. And I love it all.
This is a record of my adventures!