Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Looked up some pictures of The Burrard Bridge in the archives, I cannot see how or where said walkway could have been situated. There’s some hutchy looking construction that goes up and across it.

I wonder now if I have my bridges confused. Or if my imagination constructed something bigger from the description in the conversation.

But examining les photos reminded me how interesting the construction of bridges and tunnels is. I found the history of the sandhogs tunnelling in NY fascinating some years ago. Plus have always had a hearty affection for viaducts. The history of the railways and the industrial revolution were two of my favourite segments in secondary school history and one of my fave books ever was the navvy book that Ultan Cowley wrote.

Needless to say there are a bunch of bridges here to get intrigued by that hitherto I’d overlooked in prioritizing of local meteorology. Bridge obsession on the menu! But only particular bridges, I am selective ….

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