The civil engineering nerd within was reduced to tears at the prospect of planting her foot on the edge of the bascule span! A Kodak moment saved for posterity. Somewhere behind that billowing flag is a huge Boeing 747 on its way to DCA. And since this blog revolves around all things me and to prove that I was really there (pssst!...that was MY foot on the bridge) here's me squinting at the camera.
* This bridge is part of the Interstate 95 /I-495 system and the ceremony resulted in rubbernecking delays and a backup that stretched for miles.