Thursday, December 21, 2017

Brent Spence Bridge

If there's one bridge over the Ohio River that I avoid using when possible, it's the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, the one that carries Interstate 75 across the Ohio. It's congested and in the few times I've been on it in the past five years, drivers were not nearly as accommodating of people who need to change lanes as people on busy bridges in Pittsburgh are.

So now the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet repeats what everyone knows — that another bridge is needed in that area. It also says it does not know where the $2.3 billion that would be needed to build it would come from.

Christmas lights in Gallipolis

You know that neighbor or coworker or family member who always has to one-up you in everything? Around here, when it comes to communities putting up lights for Christmas, that would be Gallipolis, Ohio. The city park occupies an entire block downtown along the Ohio River, and this time of year everything is lit up in 3D.

I apologize for my lack of equipment (I left my tripod at home) and skills in showing what the lights there are like. For one shot, I had to hold my breath and hold my camera on my belly for a long exposure, so it's a little blurry.