Aquitaine bridge

Aquitaine bridge

Took the tram out to the Aquitaine bridge, a suspension bridge over the Garonne river. Decided to walk across it, which might have been a mistake. We were nearly skittled by a scooter (we were on the bike path) and then one of us was a triffle unhappy about how much the bridge swayed as the big trucks rumbled by. The curious thing to me was that compared to other suspension bridges, the Aquitaine didn’t have much character. I expected fancy carvings and metalwork, but it was very functional – unusual for the French when you consider how elegant the Metro stations are in Paris. Good view of the port and the concrete wheat towers like in North Vancouver. Also interesting that the bridge is so high when the other bridges closer to downtown are so low.


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