After all my bridge-related posts these past years, I couldn’t let this momentous day pass without a note: the new span is open. I drove across it this morning. It made the 20-minute backups of the past three days almost seem worthwhile.
The bridge is beautiful. I’m sorry we lost the landscaping to Ike, but considering the big boats and debris that must have slammed into the bridge during the storm, if a few lost palms is the extent of the damage and delay, I’m not complaining.