A Bridge to the Other Side


Years ago, I saw the movie “Bridges of Madison County” starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. Not only was the romantic movie intriguing because of its storyline,  but the bridges featured were captivating in a charming way. They sparked my interest in bridges in addition to my interest in lighthouses. I was inspired by the movie to pay closer attention to the bridges  details.

Not only are bridges elegant because of their exquisite architectural designs, bridges have significance. Metaphorically, they represent transitional and transcendental movement. They are the mediums conducive to moving things from one place to another. They are the means to getting to the other side. Bridging together cultures and generations make the correlation of the past and present relatable. In other words, bridges are liken to an unifier. They represent unification.

Below are beautiful images of bridges across the country.


bridge 10


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bridge 18


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bridge 11


Bridge 9

bridges 8

Bridge 12

Bridge 15

~Yvonne L.




15 thoughts on “A Bridge to the Other Side

  1. Michelle Malone

    I love this post, Yvonne. I, too, am fascinated by bridges. There’s an 18-mile bridge in my home state of Louisiana that spans a swamp…weird name with timeless views — the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.

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    1. Peaceful Journey Post author

      Hi Michelle, thanks for sharing information about your home state bridge. I checked it out online. It’s interesting there are two running parallel. I don’t know if I have ever traveled on a bridge nearly close to 18 miles, perhaps 8 or 9 at the most. I must admit, I like the artistry and structural aspects of bridges, but I haven’t gotten totally comfortable riding bridges. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. May this school year exceed your expectations.

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      1. Michelle Malone

        Yvonne, I must admit that I don’t like traveling across them, but there’s rarely another way to get to the other side. 🙂 Thanks for the well wishes. The year is off to a great start.

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