Sunday, March 4, 2018

They replaced the bridge despite my orders

Victoria new bridge
The Songhees Bridge
Watercolour and oil pastel
©2018 Charlene Brown

In a 2009 blog post entitled, ‘Don’t replace our bridge!’  I mentioned how fond we were of the 85-year-old bottleneck between us and downtown Victoria. In fact, I was simply following some blogging advice about ways to get people’s attention when I decided on that title for the post. Unlike many Victorians, I wasn’t that upset that the old bridge was going to be replaced. 

And I think the new one – the largest single-leaf bascule bridge in Canada and one of the largest in the world – is beautiful.  BTW, it doesn’t have a name yet Songhees is just my preference among the many names that have been suggested so far.