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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Scary Bridge....

When we were younger, Mom and Dad would sometimes take us to the "scary bridge". The "scary bridge" (I'm not sure if it has a real name, but it will forever be the "scary bridge" to me) is an observation bridge that extends over the falls on the Cuyahoga River in Cuyahoga Falls. The scary bridge was scary because....(A) it is high above the Cuyahoga River with nothing but water and rocks below. (B) It is made of wooden slats that you can see through (straight down into the rocks and water) as you walk across (C) the sides were also made of slats - and I was sure I was going to fall right through them into the water. My sisters never had an issue with the scary bridge - just me.....although I also had issues with the ferris wheel and cable cars at Cedar Point.Their favorite time to take us to the scary bridge was on the way home from church after a heavy rain. The falls would be really flowing and there would be rapids down below.

The Scary Bridge.....

On Sunday we decided to go hike through Gorge Park in Cuyahoga Falls (pictures and story to come soon). To get to Gorge Park you have to drive right past the scary bridge and as we started talking about it, Jacob wanted to stop. (I had to stop calling it the scary bridge though because Jenna was getting a little worried). As we approached the entrance to the bridge, I saw this sign .....proof that it really is, and forever will be, the scary bridge.
You'll be happy to know that I've gotten a little braver over the past 30 years (although I still won't ride the giant ferris wheel at Cedar Point), and I walked right out onto the bridge and started taking photos. I even stopped to look down through the cracks between the boards with Jacob and stand at the edge and look over to take photos.

5 comments:

Brenda said...

I SO DO NOT REMEMBER IT BEING THAT SCARY! But I do remember you being a huge scaredy cat...and for some twisted reason I enjoyed making you even more scared!

Jill said...

I don't even remember being on the bridge really, just remember you were afraid. Glad to know you aren't the reason for the new sign! ;)

aunt nancy said...

I'm glad you conquered your fear to get the pix. Did Jenna go on it?

cheryl said...

that is GORGEOUS!!!
and it actually does look a little scary. haha

~Lori said...

Hey Kara: Do you remember when you, Phil, and I accidentally ended up there?
And Amy, the scary bridge definitely IS scary, when it's dark out and you don't realize you are on the edge of a gorge!!

Not so scary in the daylight though.