Tag: bridges

  • burgoyne bridge by atlantic

    we were not meant‡‡‡‡‡‡‡to take Flight‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡in such a manner a brief act‡‡‡‡‡‡of desperation‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡will cause lasting wounds‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡that can never heal please ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡stay grounded Source: the author, 2019 Burgoyne Bridge was infamous as a place to commit suicide, as it crossed high over the Twelve Mile Creek. Suicide barriers were installed when the Burgoyne Bridge was replaced…

  • On the American Side by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews

    On the other side of the Falls There is a country expanding. Highways and cities growing south. Outlet malls with good deals. Postcards That burrow scenic streetscapes in memory’s summers. Cities where catalpa trees blossom and tourists In June, with their phone cameras capture yet another pic With the Niagara River crashing into rocks and…

  • Anchored to the Infinite by Edwin Markham

    The builder who first bridged Niagara’s gorge, Before he swung his cable, shore to shore, Sent out across the gulf his venturing kite Bearing a slender cord for unseen hands To grasp upon the further cliff and draw A greater cord, and then a greater yet; Till at the last across the chasm swung The…

  • On the Bridge at Chippawa by David Hobberlin

    hobberlin  I love to experience the wind at Chippawa whenever the Westerly blows strong. How it presses back the eager boughs. How it scuffs the tops of the water crests that so mark the dark river’s frown. How it seeks to scour this single bridge that spans the narrows still. How it empties itself where…

  • The Bridge Builder by Maxine Kumin

    June 17, 1848. Charles Ellet, Jr., the civil engineer who designed the suspension bridge soon to be built over Niagara Falls, today tested the service span to be used in its construction by driving his horse across the planking.  – Brooklyn Eagle I, Charles Ellet, Jr., licensed engineer son of a provident Quaker farmer now…