Monday, 30 January 2012

Arlington Bridge turning 100 (to the Taxi theme !)

The Arlington Street Overpass
Love her or hate her, the Arlington Bridge is turning 100 in a few days ! It opened for traffic with little fanfare on February 5, 1912.

Last year I did a three part series on the history of the bridge. The fourth part, dealing with the whole Nile legend, kept getting put off as I dug deeper into it. I decided to shelve it and post it for the 100th birthday.

Here's something that I've wanted to do for years: drive over the Arlington Street Bridge while listening to the theme from Taxi ! For those of you too young to remember, the television show Taxi opened with a Checkered Cab driving across the Queensboro (59th Street) Bridge in New York to Angela's Theme by Bob James.

For more photos of the bridge.

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