Today I decided to get my camera on and shoot the bridge in St. Johns, Oregon. So I loaded the Pup into the truck, and off we went. I had hoped for more sunshine, to produce more shadows. But of course springtime in Oregon comes with lots of cloud cover, especially in Portland, near those two big rivers.
The St. Johns Bridge was built in 1931 with two Gothic towers holding up the suspension bridge. It’s also the tallest bridge in Oregon. But if you want more facts than that you will have to Google it. The real thing about this bridge, and Cathedral Park below the span is that I just love it. It reminds me of my beloved Big Mac (Mackinaw Bridge in Michigan) and just has a great industrial vibe about it. Many years ago, when our kids were small and we had a boat we would run down the Willamette River and sit near her span and marvel at the way she looked.
Now days she is a destination when we feel like driving, but not too far, and want to look at man-made wonders. Or to place our cars underneath and take pretty pictures. Today I just wanted to get the bridge, and with the trees not all leafed out yet, that is just what I got!