For most of the afternoon, I have been literally sitting on the edge of my chair, waiting for this bridge to open. Many of my colleagues have left, their jobs done, but I am staying until we open. Do I have to? Well, yes but I want to also.
All day the memories of opening the bridge to traffic back in August 2005 have been flooding back. The one rising to the top is the moment we opened and the first cars went rolling by with horns honking and hands waving. Since that time, four years ago, I have been waiting for this night. So in a few hours, after we move the last of the draw span testing equipment out of the way, I will be standing at the bridge trailer, waving to you all as you go by, enjoying the moment and basking in the knowledge that somehow what I do makes a difference for you.
Look for another update shortly!
- Becky Hixson