New Bridge

Rock Creek drains the land on which I was raised. An asphalt trail skirts the creek the whole way from the Watergate to far-flung Montgomery County, Md.

Like many such trails, the Rock Creek trail occasionally meets with impediments–namely huge, heavily-trafficked roads. This can require dismounting and crossing at a light.

The brand new bridge over the six lanes of Veirs Mill Road flies like a great buttress in the lower sky. The pedestrian/bicyclist now reigns supreme, on a higher plane, where he once had to defer to the roaring cars.

(The creek flows under a nearby road-bridge, as it has for decades.)

Praise you, Lord, and Mont. Co. Parks and Rec.!