The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

As we came around the curve, a bald eagle landed in the road right in front of us; an opossum clutched in its talons. Upon seeing us, the grand bird flew away, leaving its prey behind. Its wingspan was wider than the lane in which we were driving. It all seemed to happen in slow …

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When I first moved to Washington I would ask everyone I met for suggestions as to what I should see and do in the area. Snoqualmie Falls was one of the first suggestions I received, and it kept coming up over and over again. I resisted taking the trek out there all alone. Waterfalls are …

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There’s a certain graceful beauty in a moving drawbridge. It’s awe-inspiring to watch a million pounds of concrete and steel in motion. It says a lot about human ingenuity. I’m lucky because as a bridgetender I get to make this happen every day. Opening a drawbridge never gets old. A friend of mine likes to …

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