If bridges have emotions, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would be suffering from the saddest form of depression. It is because it lives in the shadow of its gorgeous cousin, one of the most iconic landmarks in USA, the Golden Gate Bridge.
It must be experiencing the lowest form of inferiority complex! Can you just imagine though you are standing mighty and majestic, it is your closest neighbor that singers would sing about and painters would paint on their canvass. Can you just imagine being the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and your sister (named Golden Gate) is the one chosen by photographers every time there is a photo shoot? It would definitely feel like being the ugly step sister of a famous super model.
San Francisco-Oakland is so unpopular even those who plans to commit suicide living in Oakland would have to drive and cross it and then proceed to its megalomaniac neighbor, the Golden Gate Bridge where they would execute their plans of killing themselves. Suicide committers I guess finds jumping at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to be prosaic and un-poetic. Unlike jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge the suicide act, of course, would be more dramatic!
A lot of tourists even snob it and call this bridge un-sexy. Though it has one of the longest spans in the US, visitors deemed it as the poor ugly cousin of the Golden Gate. While for the locals who cross it every day, due to heavy traffic and congestion especially during rush hours, they would consider this pathway a daily disaster.
But despite all these collective discouraging image and reputation that Bay Bridge has been attached with, I nevertheless marveled at the beauty strength and majesty of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. It’s actually beautiful if you got to take a good look at this equally magnificent engineering master piece. I was actually at awe by its enormity! No matter if people like it or not, and thank goodness it does not have feelings at all, this engineering marvel and the commerce that it brings to the city keeps the SF metro alive.
Maganda din naman!