There’s a contest to name the new bridge being built in Portland. This bridge is different than every other bridge in Portland because it’s the only span across the Willamette that doesn’t allow cars.
Here’s my pitch (which I submitted to Trimet) to call it Bigfoot Bridge:
Bigfoot is a famous long-time resident of Oregon. Feet will also play a big role on the new bridge. Feet will walk, pedal bikes, and tap to music listened through earbuds on public transportation. The bridge also spans two scientific areas (OHSU and OMSI) that should be connected by something mythical, because magic is just science we don’t understand yet. Naming the bridge Bigfoot is also weird, which is something Portland prides itself on being known for.
After I submitted it, I realized that the new bridge is just a big footbridge. Big Foot Bridge!!!
If you also think this name is awesome, please tweet this to @trimet to let them know!
I’ve been wanting to do a tilt-shift video of Portland for a while. When I saw The Bridge City Interlude on Dave Knows, I got inspired to start looking for a tilt-shift app for my phone.
I went around taking some videos from parking garages, bridges, and out the windows of my work. I used the TiltShift Video app. The music is by my friend Trevor Bennett. Check out his music blog Weekly Reverie.