bridge – noun and verb

-by Andy Dudas-

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Bridges…
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connect things:
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Land,
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people,
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…life.
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There are times
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we are faced with
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things we cannot reach.
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Heights out of our
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grasps. Life can be
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difficult when you are
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alone.
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Finding ways to connect
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with your neighbor
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will create bonds
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to last beyond your
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lifetime. Perpetuating
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not just our dreams
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but forging a connection
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for generations to come.
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Giving our ancestors their due
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and promising our descendants
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a future of which they can be proud.
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Making stronger the link
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from what was separate
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to what is now seen as one.
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We search for many things
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in life.
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We find many sorrows.
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We hold dear our joys.
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Take your losses
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and your successes
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and grow them to wisdom.
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Make connections…
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…strive for harmony
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reach for unity…
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…grow together
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along the path…
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to this thing called life.

 




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Located just outside Fayetteville, West Virginia, the New River Gorge Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places. Completed in 1977, it is over 3,000 feet in length and nearly 900 feet tall. Offering breathtaking views of the Appalachian Mountains, this feat is stunning from any angle.



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The Tunney Hunsaker Bridge is located at the base of the New River Gorge, in the shadows of the New River Gorge Bridge. This near replica of the originally named Fayette Station Bridge was first built in 1889, and refurbished in 1997. Named for the youngest person to ever take the oath of office of Chief of Police in West Virginia, Hunsaker also has another unique bit of history attached to him…he was Cassius Clay’s first professional opponent in the boxing ring.

 

 

 



_DSC5102Spanning the Cooper River In Charleston, South Carolina, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge  was completed in 2005. Ravenel was a long serving government official who was instrumental in the passage of laws to create the funding necessary to complete the project. Almost 600 feet in height, a clearance of 185 feet, and a length of over 13,000 feet this bridge is a giant of human engineering.



_DSC5615.JPGFrench Lick, Indiana. The Underwood Ford Bridge is quite at home in its backwood surroundings in rural southern Indiana. Built in 1904 and refurbished in 1995, this little bridge doesn’t have an official name. Gorge Street Bridge, French Lick Creek CR 100S Bridge, County Bridge #49, Old SR 145 Bridge or even the Old Iron Bridge. “A bridge by any other name…”




Go out in the world today and make a connection.

Go out and build a bridge.

 


Andy Dudas 8/17/2017

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Andy Dudas has interests varying from painting and singing, to photography and prop making.  Pretty much anything that has a creative element.  Amateur status in all endeavors, he finds art everywhere he looks.  Always seeking his next inspiration.

 

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