October 23, 2010


This railroad bridge is on the edge of Manhattan Beach over a major intersection. I've always loved bridges like this, though I have no idea why. I think as a kid growing up in a small town, a bridge like this felt industrial, which to me felt urban, which meant all the promise and excitement that "the city" offered. As an adult, it feels rural, with all the promise and comfort that offers. Or maybe I just love how such rugged brutal forms can create a structure that in its totality feels so elegant. Or it could just be the promise that a bridge always offers to take you somewhere...

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