Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Tenth Street Bridge

Tenth Street Bridge

Stanley Roush, king of public works in the 1920s and 1930s, did the architectural parts of this elegant bridge, which opened in 1933. It is almost shocking that, in a city with more bridges than any other city on earth, this is the only cable suspension bridge. (The Three Sisters are held up by steel rods rather than cables.)

Tenth Street Bridge
Tenth Street Bridge
This would appear to be another picture of the Tenth Street Bridge

We don’t pay enough attention to the railings on our bridges and viaducts. They were opportunities for architects to try out new ideas in decorative geometry, and a talented architect like Stanley Roush could produce designs worth pausing to admire.

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