Thursday, December 17, 2015

Suspended Suspense

A dry stone bridge, like this one we built in Prince Edward County years ago, is arguably more of a suspension bridge than what is commonly termed a 'suspension bridge'.

Unlike a steel bridge where the road is hung from cables, the stones forming the arch are actually ‘suspended' in air. To a certain extent  'Time' in a slightly different sense of the same word is ‘suspended’ too, as the arch's magical existence is prolonged for as long as those stones don’t give way. 

Is this not suspenseful ?

Incidentally, we are in the process of planning for another one of these magical bridges to be built this coming July. This time it will be in Perth Ontario.