This is a photo of a regular ol’ highway overpass. This particular overpass happens to be in the vicinity of San Pablo Dam road which is in Richmond, California and is, give or take, twenty miles north and east of San Francisco on Highway 80.
Highway 80 being sort of a main thoroughfare from the East Bay and points farther north and east, such as Sacramento, where I was today for a work meeting. And then drove back home to the Bay Area this afternoon.
In this photo, if your eyes travel along that line to the head of the red arrow, you’ll see what looks like a bite has been taken from the underside of the bridge.
That is not normal wear and tear. That is where a big rig hauling a crane violated the laws of both geometry and physics and perhaps California.
The Good Man texted me about this little snafooie at ten o’clock this morning.
By four o’clock this afternoon, traffic was still snarled and I sat there for an hour watching the needle on my gas tank drop. At four dollars a gallon, that burning fuel took a nice bite out of my pocketbook.
All due to that damn bite taken from the bridge. And of course the resulting scattered debris on the other side of the overpass.
This after my spectacular morning when I dropped my iPhone and cracked the screen.
Take all of this and add it together and you have my Wednesday. Which simply bites.
May Thursday treat me less like gum on the bottom of its shoe.
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Image copyright 2012, Karen Fayeth, and subject to the Creative Commons in the right column of this page. Taken with an iPhone4s with a cracked screen and the Camera+ app from a (slowly) moving automobile.