Sunday, June 14, 2015

40 Minutes Past the Hour

Mystic, CT  2015

This is the time you don't want be on Route 1 in Mystic.  During the summer season, the historic bridge goes up at 40 minutes past the hour to accommodate the boat traffic along the Mystic River.  Needless to say, it causes traffic to back up on both sides the bridge.  


  1. Like the way the shape of the bridge counterweight is reflected in the roofline of the building. My wife's hometown was divided by a river with a bridge that stopped traffic. It was the perfect excuse when she was late to school. "Sorry, the bridge went up." I think she got away with this.

  2. Thanks for the reminder. I knew there was a pattern, but I forgot it.