If it makes you feel any better...I went on a canoe trip through the canals that were dug through my town as a 1920's attempt to create a new Venice. Today they are mostly used as a row of backyard docks for powerboats that see use on every other three-day weekend. Anyhow, there are a number of low bridges that we passed under and everytime it occurred to me that this would be a perfect place for an ambitious hobo to reside.
I think it's a somewhat unexplored aspect of our culture. You see bridge-living mentioned in all sorts of novels and stories, referring to the outcasts of society and mythical mosters alike. In the not-so-recent past, bridges were a focus of much of modern living. The London bridge housed shops, apartment complexes, manufacturing... it's amazing. A lot of imagery is spent in literature describing the difference between the high and low in society. That high and low was literal in the bridge ecosystem.I think it's fascinating that the "high" nature of bridges has given way almost exclusively to the "low".
Get our your waders, boys! It's gettin' deep. :)
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