Zakim Bridge

Zakim Bridge

A drawing of the Zakim Bridge in Boston. I love the elegance of this bridge. I remember being very cold when I made this drawing, and there was a group of street people with a somewhat menacing air right near me, but neither of those things could break the impact seeing this bridge in twilight had on me. It was magical.

The bridge, designed by  Ruchu Hsu, based on a concept by Christian Menn, was opened in 2003. It was named for civil rights activist Leonard P. Zakim, who spoke of “building bridges between peoples.” In 2002, 14 circus elephants walked across the bridge to prove that it could hold up to 112,000 pounds. Wish I was there to see that!

Posted by Veronica Lawlor.

PS – Our book, One Drawing A Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration & Mixed Media, has just received it’s first review, from the Library Journal. You can read it on my personal blog, HERE.


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