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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bridging the Gap ( ChangesThough Time)

This is my second round of Bridge in the gap and the 4th day of it.
Our hostess is Alice of I Was Born2Cree8

Things change for each of us at a certain pace. This is the old metal bridge that cross the kootenai river in Bonners Ferry.
Which was built in 1933.
Thinking back on the year. Neither my hubby nor I was even born.
Murphy dad Dewayne was 5 years old and living in Kearny Nebraska. Murphy mom Delores would have been 3 years old and unknown the place of resident then.
My mom Myra would have been 10 years old and living in Minnatare Nebraska. My dad Harold (Pete) would have been 29 years old and place of resident unknown.
Before the metal bridge there was an old wooden bridge built in 1910.
When Murphy dad family came to this area in 1936 the bridge and my mom family in 1937 it was the state of the art bridge.
It strange how things change at different time rate for each of us.
Murphy and I recall this bridge very well and it wasn’t double lane. But neither Sawyer or Bart every saw the bridge or rode in a car going over the bridge.

The present day bridge was built in 1980s The bridge was complete before either one of my sons was even born Sawyer in 1988 and Bart in 1991.
There no present sign of the old wooden bridge but there still part of the old metal bridge if you look to the left of the picture there is and old lamp still standing.
The present day bridge is four lane and the old metal one was a narrow 2 lane bridge that you still drove across safely but at more slower speed

Some thing seem to change at much slower pace this is one of the bridge on the deep creek loop and I still call it the old highway and it one time this was the main route in to Bonners ferry for those who lives south of town.
This bridge cross deep creek and I have never seen any changes on these bridge. I’m total clueless when this road or bridge was put in.
The bridge is narrow and they call it a one-lane bridge oh two cars can pass but when it comes to trucks only one at time.
Although at this time it not a main route into the town.
Like I say there no big or real present changes on deep creek loop or the bridges that cross the creek.
The old guard rail is same.

I think time is an individual thing on how we all look at it. I’ve seen changes going over the Kootenai River and no changes going on deep creek loop.
I bet if I talk to others who older then I would tell me of changes and history that I haven’t witness.

Everything happens for a purpose and it usual for the good


  1. That's interesting, honnestly I prefer the little wooden one, it's more romantic !

  2. I enjoyed this post. It is interesting to look at change and different perspectives on it.

  3. Very nice post.
    I think it's sad when old bridges have to be torn down and replaced with more structurally sound beams.
    I like that they kept part of the old in the second photo.
    We have many of the kind in your Deep Creek photo. I wanted one of those for the meme but we see them down back roads that I haven't been on this week.

  4. These are great bridges. I am drawn to the first one...

  5. Neat post. I remember bridges like the old one in your pictures, from growing up in Kentucky.

    We had to cross the Ky. river when we went to my Grandparents, which was often, and I loved the curvy drive down the mountain to the bridge and back up.

    I went back about 15 years ago and a new, very high tech bridge had been built.

    They left the old one up, barricaded on both sides, but there. Took me a while to find it, but I did. It seemed lonely.

    Who knew a post on bridges would spark such a memory? Thanks.

  6. This is a very interesting post, Peppylady. The old and the new. well done. I really enjoy talking to older people who have lived in an area for a long time, some all their lives. The history they know can be incredible. Oh, and I agree with Gattina, lol.

  7. Oh, I LIKE that old steel bridge! Sad that it was gone even before your children arrived! That is really not a very long life for a brdge. Thank you for sharing it!

  8. Very interesting story and pics!!! I like to see the changes through time...


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