New England Day 4

Photo Credit === Danny James

Emliy’s Bridge

Like all great ghost stories, the Legend of Emily’s Bridge, in Stowe, Vermont, has many different versions.

Some say a young woman named Emily was stood up at the altar by her fiancé, and fled from the church in anger on her family carriage. Not paying attention to where she was going, she crashed the carriage into the creek underneath what used to be known as Gold Brook Bridge, killing herself and her family’s horses.

Others claim Emily hoped to meet her secret lover at the bridge, so that they could elope. When he didn’t show, she flung herself off the bridge into the waters below, drowning to death.

And finally there’s the tale of the young woman who became pregnant out of wedlock, and, in desperation, hanged herself from the rafters of the covered bridge

CBWC: Bridges

Submitted to Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Bridges

Two of my favorite bridges. The Mackinaw Bridge because I grew up in Michigan and have crossed this bridge many times. Actually before the bridge was built we had to take a ferry to get to the UP from lower Michigan. The famous Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma Alabama which we visited this year on a “Civil Rights” tour that I organized this spring.

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Photo Credit === Danny James
Photo Credit === Danny James

Tower Bridge

London — Day 1

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Photo Credit === Danny James

Beautiful view out our hotel window in downtown London.
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London, … Wikipedia
Construction started: June 21, 1886
Opened: June 30, 1894
Height: 213′
Total length: 801′
Did you know: Following the Olympics, the rings were removed from Tower Bridge and replaced by the emblem of the Paralympic Games for the 2012 Summer Paralympics. wikipedia.org