B.U. (Boston University) Bridge
The B.U. Bridge and an intersecting railroad bridge are seen from Cambridge, Mass. A walk against breast cancer was passing over the bridge most of the time I was doing the picture, but they had gone by the time I got around to detailing the bridge. Fortunately the few trains that came over went very slowly. They were arm length from where I was perched. I felt fairly secure, but it was a fair drop to the water below. Before the first train came by, I thought the trestle was abandoned.
A woman guiding the marchers seemed very pleased when I showed up. I tried to read the shirts of the participants to get some clue about the march, and maybe figured it had something to do with cancer. A photographer from UPI or AP showed up behind me and took some pictures from in back of me and got my name. He was the one who told me what the march was all about. Later I decided to dedicate my efforts to eradicate the Rosa multiflora around Fredonian Pond to this cause. I think that dedication contributed much to the success of the effort.
At one point an Arabic-looking fellow showed up and assiduously searched for something for awhile. I finally asked him what he was looking for, and he said an ID card. I then recalled the one I had found sitting on the ground when I arrived. I had put up on top of the trestle. He was very grateful to have it restored to him.
Charles River Series #6
October 6, 1996