Nexus (Mackinac Bridge)

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“Nexus” Original Photograph by William T. Langford IV

What they don’t tell you about bridge-building is that it’s all about the rivets.

You see, the industrial strength braided steel cables and iron bar-reinforced trusses seem to merit the most attention… But again, it’s all about the rivets, in their miniature millions amassing to hold it all together. 

Everything is made this way, if you look closely, you’ll see the clear blue sky is held together by our collective belief that we can hold it up. So when you begin again to wonder if we could build a bridge to someplace more unified, you will know where to strike your hammer.