Last week I went for a drive out to see the historic Pond Eddy bridge, and though it is in need of some serious work, the bridge is a beautiful spectacular piece of workmanship, and the area around it makes for an incredible scenic drive along the rivers edge...do bring a camera (something I forgot to do yesterday, so will have to make the trip again.
Rather than repair the bridge, the government in its infinite wisdom (make sure to catch my sarcasm) wants to tear it down and put up an UGLY modern day bridge that:
A) is not needed.
B) in no way fits in with the scenic nature of the area...why you asked?
Because they (PA DOT and the NY DOT) FAILED MISERABLY in maintaining the historic Pond Eddy bridge that was ENTRUSTED (emphasis added) to them. Well, a group of concerned citizens is looking to save that bridge, and they will announcing a MAJOR CAMPAIGN to try to save it. WE do not need a new bridge to nowhere, we need the bridge that is there and it's historical significance preserved.
The Short and Sweet Press Release:
Friends of Pond Eddy Bridge – and many others – will announce a major campaign to save the historic Pond Eddy Bridge on Saturday, May 19th at 3:00 p.m. on the All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy.
To sign an online petition to save the bridge, go here.