The weekly travel challenge posed by Ailsa this week on Where’s my backpack is Bridges.
This immediately brought to mind the most startling bridge I have ever seen, mostly because it is very big, most impressive, and simply stops in mid air!
Because I came across the structure while we were driving on the road below, I was totally unprepared and unable to capture a photo, which is something I regretted at the time and still do.
However, I have found two images which were shared by someone on the internet, so have included these to show you what this amazing construction looks like (all credits and thanks to elyob).
The bridge is in Cape Town, South Africa. It is right in the centre of the city and is most startling, particularly when one comes across it suddenly, without realising it is there – which is what happened to me.
The first question that comes to mind is, of course “Is it finished?” Well, it is and it isn’t! As far as I am aware, there are no plans to ‘complete’ the bridge, so construction is effectively finished. But since it goes nowhere, I guess it remains unfinished too!
If you are intrigued, there are a number of websites where your (immediate 🙂 ) questions may be answered, for example: Answerit.news24.com
In addition, the entertaining post on SanityFound’s Ramblings also has a great photo of this bridge and some amusing comments. Dippenaar.com.au has a great image capture of traffic on the bridge – vehicles which appear to have come from nowhere!
I found this bridge and its story absolutely fascinating. Next time I am in this lovely city, I will be making a point of getting some photos of my own. It is certainly a talking point! Have you come across any other ‘unfinished’ bridges in your travels?