More to come on this one but many of you have seen it numerous times in movies such as the “XXX” (action movie, NOT porn. LOL!) sequel starring Ice Cube. You can get a feeling for how incredibly high this span is by looking for the “tiny” evergreen trees along the river.
I’m reintroducing this image with a different title because the recent AMGEN 2010 Race used this as part of the route. The rather old railing is just over 50% of my 6-foot height and walking along it was a heart-pounding experience. If you were to ride a light-weight racing bicycle across, you’d be about 5 feet away from the top because of the raised sidewalk. You’d also be moving at maybe 30 mph with crosswind gusts known to be of up to 40 mph. With a pile-up possible anywhere, a cyclist could easily be thrown above the height of the rail and sail a very, very long way in the wrong direction. :-O
This image was purchased by an anonymous buyer in December of 2010. To that wonderful soul, my heart-filled thanks! :-D