Sunday, April 26, 2015
Rochester Postcard Project Day 38
By the time I saw it it had long stopped being used since the 70's. It showed its signs of age, rotted wood and rusting beams, but it still look majestic and strong. There was already a fight to get it torn down and to save it. I befriended the the president of the group trying to save it. However, I already could see the writting on the wall. So I did several drawings of the bridge. The postcard I did early on.
The Hojak Bridge is an example, though, of the short sighted thinking that we still work towards changing. The group had already had a feasibility study done, a buyer and architectual plans done up to turn the bridge into a restaurant/museum, but, there was too much pressure to demolish it even though it was marked as a historic landmark. So, last year it came down.