which I thought was a suspension bridge but is actually a "cable-stayed bridge" (look up that link above!), is that amazing blend....a thing of both utility and beauty.
Here are the imagesI took of the bridge, that spans the Mississippi river:
And on the way back from Alton to St.Louis, against the sun:
It stayed in my mind from the time we followed D for his Century Ride and I felt happy that we were going there again for the fall colours.
Except for the shining gold-y finish, the bridge is somewhat similar to the
Cable-rested Bridge at Krishna Raja Puram (K R Puram) in Bangalore
on the highway leading to Chennai.
I didn't realize it, but I love bridges.....I still don't know how they are built on a river-bed rushing with deep water....!