How would you like to be driving along I-10 in Louisiana and come across this bridge? For some, it wouldn’t be a problem but for me . . just might be a problem.
Doesn’t look quite so scary from this angle but . . don’t let this picture fool you . . it’s very scary!
Not only would I not want to drive across that bridge but I don’t think I would even ride across that bridge with someone else driving.
Just to prove to you all that I’m nuts, this is the very bridge that I drove across at least twice a day from the time I was 15 years old until 1997, which was about 30 years! I grew up in the little town at the base of the west side of the bridge and I went to college and worked on the east side of the bridge. For many years, we only had the I-10 bridge so this was it . . if you wanted to get to Lake Charles, you crossed this bridge. At some point, probably in the 70’s, we got the 210 bridge which is still tall and has a big curve in it but it’s way better than this one.
My first car was a Mustang with a stick shift. Dad bought it for me on my 15th birthday but I didn’t know how to drive a stick shift. Having a Mustang fastback sitting in the driveway will give you the incentive to learn to drive a stick shift real quick. I can’t tell you how many times I sat on that bridge due to a wreck. Problem was . . if you’re going up the hill, and you have a stick shift, every time you let off the clutch to inch forward, your car wants to roll backwards. That was ok though. I had a Mustang and life was good!
Thank goodness snow and ice are extremely rare in that part of the country. It has happened (more ice than snow) and this bridge isn’t something you’d want to cross when there’s ice on it.
Can someone tell me why, until about 6 or 7 years ago, I never had a fear crossing bridges, and this one rates up there with some of the worst, and I crossed it a zillion times without a care in the world. Oh . . I had cares, alright but they were more along the lines of whether I had matching shoes and purse to wear with my next new outfit! Those were the days!