Thursday, August 30, 2007

Climb the Big Mac!

Frankly, I didn't know the Purple People Bridge Climb had closed, but I'm not surprised. It was way too expensive and frankly not all that thrilling of a concept. The bridge really isn't that high, nor is it especially impressive in terms of architecture.

What they need to do is setup a bridge climb on the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge, AKA the Big Mac bridge. Now THAT would be exciting. I've suggested this in conversation before but everyone always points out that because the bridge has vehicular traffic on it (interstate traffic no less), that it'd probably be out of the question. And that is when I say America get over yourself with your litigious bullsh*t and overactive safety paranoia. They do it in Down Undah!

(More about the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, including photos, after the jump.)

The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb is THE original bridge climb attraction - almost every other bridge climb in existence got its idea from them, including the Purple People Bridge Climb. And the Sydney bridge carries over 160,000 vehicles per day. So why can't we do a bridge climb on the Big Mac bridge?!

Just think of the view: Big Mac's the highest of all our downtown bridges and it's all the way to one end of the city, so there's a nice view of all other bridges from there. And the architecture of that bridge is far more interesting.

I say let's all grow a pair and climb away on the golden arches! I'm up for it, how about you?


UncleRando said...

I couldn't agree with you more on this. The Big Mac would be a far more interesting climb and would really be something special.

But I don't think it will ever happen due to the litigious mindset of Americans, as you so mentioned.

phyzish said...

i'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. nothing cool stays in cincinnati too long... of course i never participeted in "the climb" as it were, BUT i wanted to, and that counts. as a cincinnatian, that counts.

J. Sterling Ellison said...

Plus, that river STINKS like sewage sometimes! Imagine a family outing that included nausea and retching. Oh, wait, that's ALL of my family outings.

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