Let’s talk infrastructure! We all use it. Roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, subways, sewer systems, train stations…. This is the busiest time of the year for travel and we need it get our babies back home — or get outta town before they do. What’s your favorite piece of infrastructure? Or most hated? Big or small, famous or not, whatta ya got?
For example, a little foot bridge was built over a stream a couple of years ago which connects two sections of a park near me. Now I no longer have to walk my dog across a busy road. So convenient.
The Pacific Coast Highway is a marvel, snaking along the West Coast with amazing ocean views, dipping past cliffs and twisting around beaches and cypress trees.
On the other hand, the Pennsylvania Turnpike is a highway so dreary it became an example for engineers of how not to build a road.
The Netherlands has one of the most amazing waterways in the world. O’Hare Airport is synonymous with agony. The city walls of Constantinople kept invaders out for almost 900 years. One lane covered bridges in Vermont knit little communities together.
What major (or minor) built thing floats (or sinks) your boat? How do you interact with it? How does it make your life better, or what would you fix about it?