A Familiar Bridge

On Sunday I cycled to the suburb I grew up in and also lived in for a couple of years after moving out of home.
I only went for the purpose of taking a picture of a particular bridge to use as my twentieth entry into Leanne Cole‘s “Monochrome Madness“, as this Wednesday is theme Wednesday for “MM” (with “bridges” being the theme).

I’ve taken a lot of photos of Anzac Bridge (I think), as I live near it.
I’ve also taken a lot of photos that feature Sydney Harbour Bridge (I think).
It would have been easy to use pictures of either of those for this but I my preference was for another one.

I did get a bit anxious as a I drew close to the suburb as a few of my memories of living there are not good. I still kept going though as my desire for a photo of this bridge outweighed my desire to be elsewhere.

When I got to the bridge I did become slightly emotional.
It was a bridge I crossed a lot when I attended high school.
It was also a bridge I crossed a few times when walking and cycling to explore the area I lived in.

Before it was in its current state, it had wooden planks for the walkway.
When I was cycling across it as a kid once (I may have been a young teenager), my front wheel became stuck as the planks were laid from end to end instead of side to side.

It was not a pleasant experience.

As an adult I had crossed it far less. Still, there were times when I needed to walk, so I would use it.

For me, the bridge holds a lot of sentimental value as I’ve crossed it a lot and seen it change.
It has, in a way, been a major part of my life.

Seeing it for the first time in a while was weird.
It was also comforting to know it was still there.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.



About stupidityhole

I'm some guy that does stuff. The standards. Creating amazing effigies, scaling mountains using my feet only and replacing the very fabric of reality. Serious time! I enjoy writing. I make music in some of my spare time. Currently working somewhat full time and studying as well. Also working on self-improvement. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out.
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