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Here are previous installments in this series.

You might look at this top photo and ask yourself where are the people, and is this really about the sixth boro?

They’re there, and to me bridges like this are hybrid creatures, attached to land but in air over water.

I’d been here for at least half an hour before I noticed the bridge workers.

Then I noticed how crowded the wires were,

all strapped in and employing some ingenious conveyances.

 

I don’t think this is a windy or cold weather job, but I don’t know.

 

I believe I’d have a hard time working here, since I’d be looking around too much.  Has anyone been to the observation deck on the bridge in Bucksport ME?

If so, I’d love to hear about it.  Meanwhile, here’s what Gay Talese had to say about the VZ Bridge back in 1964:  ““The anonymous hard-hatted men who put the bridge together, who took risks and sometimes fell to their deaths in the sky, over the sea—they did it in such a way that it would last.”

Meanwhile I use the bridge both for passage to the other side and for framing photos like this of Meishan Bridge departing or

or Elsbeth III arriving.

All photos in October by Will Van Dorp, who tips his toque for the work these folks do.

Here was the first, but back then I had no idea what was to come.

On yet another gray day in the sixth boro, the pink cherry blossom magenta pink containers spiced up the load.  I saw my first pink containers on a truck heading through a small town in upstate New York already this spring, and it caught my eye, has continued to catch my eye.

ONE is the acronym for Ocean Network Express, a new consortium of Japan’s biggest container shipping companies.

I’ve alluded several times to ONE Stork, which I’ve missed twice because it arrived and departed in darkness.  But one of these times . . . .

Read that lettering above?  Check the hiragana.

To reiterate,

I like that new color in containers.  And consortiums make sense for the shippers.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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