Good morning, Georgetown! As promised, construction work is to begin on the Thomas Jefferson Street bridge over the C&O Canal, and the bridge is now closed to vehicular traffic (though pedestrians may still cross as of 9:00 AM).
Here’s something you Georgetowners don’t see every day:
Workers and a crane in the mud of the drained C&O canal are building a new dry dock for the canal boat, probably to make the upcoming flurry of bridge restoration work easier.
Okay, I know it’s apocryphal for us to be linking to another blog <cough>BoingBoing</cough>, but while the video is cool and somewhat local (we had a shot of our own Wilson Bridge), I wonder if our tax dollars, besides going to the banks, insurance companies, and other misanthropes in another metro area <cough>New York</cough>, are now funding somebody’s quick fingers with Final Cut Pro? While I’m glad to see the Dulles Metro extension finally get moving (2013 to ride to Herndon), was this a real “shovel ready” project Tim Kaine approved? (The opera, however, is a nice touch… I think it was inserted for the NoVA constituents)
We’re starting a new series that we’ll post twice a month, looking at various locations, attractions and other fun spots to hit that exist within a half-day’s drive from the Beltway. It’s a way to give you ideas for some fun outside our little circle of asphalt here on the East Coast, without costing you any more than a tank (or less) of gas. Well, aside from tickets, food and the inevitable souvenir, that is.
I figured I’d kick off our first entry with a place that involved good ol’ George; you can never go wrong with our first President. So where in Virginia did George leave his mark early in his multi-faceted career?
Natural Bridge, Virginia. Continue reading