Building Bridges

Today was the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hot Metal Pedestrian/Bike Bridge, and since I work all of a quarter of a mile from the bridge, I thought I would ride over during lunch. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the opening of the bridge, as it allows me to avoid a few nasty stretches of traffic on my commute home each evening. The ceremony itself was packed–Nate snapped a few photos of the crowds. The number of cyclists was impressive.

Riding home tonight in the darkness over the bridge was a treat. There wasn’t another soul on it, and I was gliding above the traffic stopped on the lower section of the bridge. The city’s lights danced on the surface of the river, and soon enough I was in the (relative) darkness of the Jail Trail.