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Bridge Street Bridge, Portland, Michigan | by joeldinda
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Bridge Street Bridge, Portland, Michigan

You'll perhaps recognize this photo as sort of an inversion of this photo, which I posted here a couple weeks back. The snow and ice are gone and the water's now running real high in the Grand.

 

These buildings are the backsides of businesses on Kent Street. A few years back--before Portland built the riverwalk (they call it a boardwalk, which I can live with)--these were unattractive, albeit surprisingly colorful, buildings. They're quite proud of the improvement, as they should be.

 

"Bridge Street Bridge" is a playfully (or painfully) recursive name. Interestingly, the bridge is labelled differently at opposite ends--from the west (north?) it's indeed Bridge Street Bridge, but from the east it's Veterans Memorial Bridge. This page calls it by both names. This page calls it Vets, while this page calls it BSB. I'm not exactly confused, but I'm perhaps a bit bemused.

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Taken on March 20, 2014