Down wall, from girder into street noon leaks,/ A rip-tooth of the sky’s acetylene;/ All afternoon the cloud-flown derricks turn . . . /Thy cables breathe the North Atlantic still. — from Hart Crane’s poem, “To Brooklyn Bridge.”
After retiring from career in banking in Oregon, Robert Cortright’s passion has been photographing bridges worldwide. His work has appeared in dozens of publications including his own three books, “Bridging” (1994), “Bridging, Discovering the Beauty of Bridges” (1998) and “Bridging the World” (2003). As his quest continues, his website, Bridge of the Month Quiz at www.bridgeink.com challenges an international audience of “bridge fans” to identify the best of his more recent photos.