Monday, July 2, 2012

Farewell Huguenot Bridge

Sunday was Huguenot Bridge Day.  For one day, the Virginia Department of Transportation allowed people to walk across the old Huguenot Bridge before they tear it down.

We went really early so we could enjoy the bridge before it got too hot.  The sun was just coming up and the river was like glass.  

The James River, looking East from the Huguenot Bridge
Shouldn't we still be in bed?

Not only could we walk across the bridge, we could write on it!!!

We even got a commemorative koozie
It was fun to walk across the bridge

But I wanna' be IN the river, not walking over it

I'd say it's time to replace it

You can see the ground through this hole in the bridge

Goodbye Huguenot Bridge


  1. that looks like fun. Wish my pawrents were younger, like yours are.


  2. Sad the bridge is going. Have a happy Monday!
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Whoa! That is one holey bridge! What a fun activity tho!

  4. How fun! It's always sad to see old landmarks go - are there plans to build a new bridge?


  5. We'd be too skeered to walk over that bridge!

    Sam and Pippen

  6. You got to write on the bridge? How cool is that!

  7. That's so cool that they let you walk over it. I really like how you left your mark!

  8. Hey Garth!
    Wow, what a fun adventure! So sorry about the bridge, but it definitely looks like it's time for it to go. Love that you got to paw your name on it. That's fun!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  9. Always sad to have to say goodbye to a bridge. Hopefully there is something really good taking its place. If it is as hot there as it is here, we bet you really would rather be IN the river instead of above it:)

    We will have a silly pic for you tomorrow. Stay tuned.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. What a bittersweet day -

    Thanks fur sharing your PAWesome fun!

    Of khourse, we know woo are famous too!


  11. Typical lab.... they all want to be in water!

  12. What a cool bridge. Too bad they are tearing it down
    Benny & Lily

  13. What a wonderful tribute to a bridge. Great post and pics!

  14. Lovely post, garth! Great photographs of you.



  15. you go garth!!!!! woofs, great job and photos too, you must have had fun wish we had been there.

  16. you go garth!!!! what fun you must have had... great job and photos too. wish i had been there too!

  17. Garth what a beautiful bridge and scenery. We are so glad you and the peeps got one last walk on it. We were wondering why they were tearing it down then we saw that it was indeed showing its age.
    Hugs Madi