Sunday, October 28, 2007

"I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony..."

Getting home from church is hell with I-215 all shut down so they can move the new 45th South bridge into place. First of all, traffic from the freeway is diverted to Wasatch Boulevard, and the road is all clogged up with people watching. Of which I became one. Got a lot of pictures (HERE), but the best one was the one here. It reminded me of that Coke commercial from the 70's, I could almost see them swaying, hand in hand, singing about world peace. Except they were watching huge machines move a huge bridge. I also added some daytime pictures of the old mill, HERE. Anyway, seeing the whole thing was really cool, but there wasn't much reason to hang around too long, you can probably get everything from the pictures, 'cause it didn't move very fast. I was there for about an hour and I don't think it moved more than a foot.

4 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

Y'know, when I first read your last sentence, I thought you meant the Old Mill didn't move more than a foot in an hour. Of course, it probably didn't. Which is good.
I got caught in part of that traffic problem Sat. night when I had to get out to Wheeler Farm for the Halloween Wedding (see my blogpost if you don't know what I'm talking about. I had a heck of a busy Saturday.). The signs all said "Left lane closed ahead." They did not say "road closed ahead. All traffic must exit on 3900 South.) Thus I ended up taking a really slow route to the wedding, which mattered because I had to perform at a certain time. I made it within one minute of my time, but I was not too pleased with my non-choice in the matter of routes.
Anyway, spiffy pics today.
I wish I knew how to link stuff in a blogpost. Will you teach me sometime? You know I'm not the greatest with techi stuff.

A Paperback Writer said...

Oh, and now I'll be humming that song all bloody day....

Jeff said...

Check out this video:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2240046860873803498&hl=en

it's an explanation of what they are doing/did on the bridge. it's pretty cool.

Max said...

Thanks Jeff, I just checked it out and it was really cool.