Columbia, PA Bridge Bust
Saturday, October sixth, a glorious day in the annals of weather history, was the date of the annual Columbia, PA Bridge Bust.
The historic Old Bridge over the Susquehanna River was entirely closed off to traffic between Columbia and Wrightsville.
The bridge, built in 1930 as a memorial to the sons and daughters of Lancaster and York Counties who served in the wars of their country, is a graceful deco art arched concrete structure.
The entire span, over a mile across, was taken over by gaily decorated tents and concessions selling and displaying art, crafts, antiques, food - plus local businesses and organizations.
I walked across the entire span from Lancaster County to York County. As the blazing sun beat down, it was 91 degrees in the shade - only on the bridge, there was little shade to be found!
By the time I had reached the Wrightsville, I had not only finished the bottle of water I took with me, I had worked up a powerful thirst for more! Luckily, there was a concession at the edge of the bridge with ice cold water for sale. When I told them I had walked clear across the bridge, they gave me a free donut!
Shortly after turning back around toward Lancaster County, I had polished off the second bottle of water. With the sun now shining behind me from the west, it was easier to take pictures.