One of Sarasota’s newest bridges, the John Ringling Bridge was a long time coming. Now that it has materialized, the populace seems to be liking it but there were quite a few years, while in the decision-making process, many people thought it best to keep the original drawbridge and, in doing so, keep an authentic look to Sarasota.
Every day, I walk over this smaller arched bridge in our local park. It is a popular bridge for picture-taking. Most often, there are parents taking pictures of their children, high schoolers taking “selfies”, graduates recording their milestone and even an occasional bride and groom accompanied by their photographer. It is, after all, a very picturesque little bridge.