Bridge at Remagen

In the closing weeks of World War II allied armies were rapidly pushing east trying to get across the Rhine River and have a chance to get to Berlin before the Soviets.  The problem was that stubborn Germans fighting desperately kept blowing up the bridges across the river just as advance elements of the American army arrived.  That all changed at the small German village of Remagen when a brave young American army officer and his sergeant led a squad of soldiers across a bridge and made history.  It was like something right out of Hollywood. Advertisements

Photo Challenge Redux: Nighttime

After some heavy showers, the monkey caught this image from his French balcony at his hotel in Jacksonville, Florida.  The blue bridge is the historic Main Street Bridge that spans the St. John’s River.  The hardest part of taking this photo was that the camera kept fogging up.  See more nighttime challenge entries at the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood a few blocks west of Balboa Park is the 102-year old Spruce Street Suspension Bridge, or as locals call it:  The wiggly bridge.  The bridge was build in 1912 across Kate Sessions Canyon (Kate Sessions is known as the mother of Balboa Park) to connect the Bankers Hill and Balboa Park neighborhoods to the street car lines that were pushing up from downtown.