I’ve been working on a personal project entitled Across the Bridge for a number of years. It is an exploration of how the more interesting things in life are usually across the bridge.
This image is the inspiration for that series.
One fall day I was wandering eastern Ohio, following country roads along rivers and streams when I saw an older steel girder bridge. What looked to be on the other side was interesting, but the bridge itself didn’t look none too safe.
So I parked the car, and hiked my way across the bridge, carefully picking my way through the holes and missing timbers in the deck. About midway across, I looked down river and saw this wonderful scene. It meant straddling a missing timber and watching the water rush past 20 feet below me, but I didn’t fall in and I love this image.