Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Bayonne Bridge and the mystery of the missing half-scissors

NY Daily News: "The span Down Under was the now-world famous Sydney Harbor Bridge. Though it opened a little later and was a few feet shorter than its American counterpart, bridge builders on opposite sides of the world decided to celebrate the spans as sister bridges, and commemorate the occasion by using the same pair of shears in both ribbon cuttings. Afterward, the plan was to split the scissors in half and send one part back stateside and let one part stay in Australia, according to the Port Authority blog."