Wednesday, November 25, 2009

OMG! They Did Something Right!

It's easy to pick on Scranton, Lackawanna County, and PennDOT, plus various designers, engineers, and architects.  Let's face it.  It's fun.

However, I'm a fair individual, and I have to  point out the good, as well as the bad.  Today, the good.

The new West Lackawanna Avenue bridge opens today, a project a year and a half in the making.  I stopped by to take a look and snap a few photos yesterday.  It's beautiful.  The top of the bridge replicates the look of the old.  It's an attractive, wide and bright entrance to the downtown from the west side.

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Above is a view of the old bridge from July 21, 2008.  The old arches were too far gone to be saved.  It's unfortunate, but understandable.

I didn't realize how much I used this bridge until it was closed.  It's good to have it back.

And today, the day before Thanksgiving, is said to be the bigest travel day of the year. Although it's been said many times, many ways, please be careful today-- and the rest of the long holiday weekend.

The above picture is Interstate 80, looking east from near the East Stroudsburg exit.

See you Saturday morning.