LOCAL SCENE || CONCEPTUAL ART?
The East Haddam Swing Bridge
has been undergoing a "sheathing" if you will | At first, I'm tempted to say that it's some knock-off of the conceptual artist Christo's
work but, in fact, it is not | No, what we have here is that the bridge is getting a fresh paint job | To do this first requires removing the old paint, lead based, presumably so the job has to be done with care |
Hence, the whole thing gets covered up a section at a time so the workers can then do what they need to to scrape down the thing and repaint it | The color won't be changing | and hopefully the whole thing will be completed before the bridge's centennial (in 2012-2013)
In thr meantime, our town gets a short lived conceptual art phenom and most likely a much cheaper rate than Christo's Gates Project in New York City's Central Park
will cost |