The eighth anniversary of the second Narrows Bridge opening is approaching. Cross-Sound traffic was wondrously expedited, but one element was not completed.
A suspension bridge is an engineering masterpiece and an exquisitely beautiful structure. Examples include San Francisco’s Golden Gate, New York’s Verrazano-Narrows and the Tower Bridge in London. Towers are also engineering marvels: the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Seattle’s Space Needle and the Washington obelisk in D.C.
All are illuminated at night and visible from great distances to memorialize their owners’ pride and to provide additional safety and landmarks for air traffic.
The elegantly simple cables supporting the Narrows Bridge should …