The removal of the commemorative bricks started today and it was a sad occasion for many employees and bridge visitors. Thousands of memories, stories and wishes were loaded into the back of a dump truck and disposed of as nothing more than rubble, a necessary byproduct of progress so that a new “visitor experience” can be constructed for this generation of Bridge Patron.
My heart goes out to the people who purchased these bricks. It is my understanding that the district is offering to send digital photos of individual bricks to anyone requesting them. A Google Earth application is also being developed that will show the pathway as it was before the demolition began today.
If you are interested in receiving a photo, send an e-mail to the district at firstname.lastname@example.org and include any information you have about the individual brick.