Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bridges and Politicians




































"A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it." Oscar Levant

8 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh nice quote...lol.
bridges are like pathways to adventure for me...

Kathy said...

Oh, how could you do this to me -- post such an intriguing picture of a bridge and not even tell me where it is or who built it and when and -- well, all that stuff. You know how I am about that!

Your local history buff.

Magpie said...

Brian - I agree about bridges...there's something special and exciting about them.

Kathy - I'm so sorry. That was thoughtless of me. It's the bridge by the Gillespie Dam out on Hwy 85 between Buckeye and Gila Bend. Here's what I found about it. (Hwy 80 and Hwy 85 are the same road...renamed)

"Located on the Gila River below the community of Arlington and adjacent to the Gillespie Dam, the bridge, though obsolete, has been in continuous use for eighty years. The bridge went into service in 1927 as an all-weather crossing of the Gila River. As part of U.S. 80, the bridge was a component in the early transcontinental highway system. Listed on the National Register, the bridge possesses a high degree of integrity and provides a local transportation corridor for daily travel and during times of high water on the Gila River. It’s also the only suspension bridge in Maricopa County and one of very few in Arizona."

This article was date August 2007

lizziviggi said...

Love the quote! And when the politician double-crosses a bridge, he's right back where he started from.

Magpie said...

Liz - Ha Ha! Very good.

Mmm said...

Great quote with a compelling photo

Kathy said...

Thank you, Magpie! You made my day! It's even on the National Register!

Small City Scenes said...

Great quote. Very neat bridge and thanks for adding the info. MB