Saturday, March 01, 2008
Sure, the Vilas Park stone bridge Deathtrap is quiet for now, but just wait . . .
. . . until summer, when bikes and pedestrians head across the bridge from this side, surprising speeding motorists on the other side who come hurtling toward them down a steep hill and around a sudden turn. That's when the excitement starts.
This summer I'll resume my photographic campaign to do something about this disaster waiting to happen. I figure if I shoot the bridge looking down from Edgewood Avenue with a really long lens, it should highlight the congestion and the blind spots on the bridge. Seeing as there are so many not-always-popular traffic calming islands all over the city, it seems odd that the one place that so obviously needs something to slow down approaching traffic has nothing.