Thursday, August 22, 2013

Woke Up This Morning

I took this picture as we crossed the Goethals Bridge, which connects Elizabeth, New Jersey with Staten Island, New York.

I was trying to get the length of the truck, but what I really wanted was to show how close we were to the side of the bridge.  These lanes are veerrry skinny, with barely enough room for the width of our truck.

You can see the top span of the bridge - which was featured in the opening credits of The Sopranos - in the background behind the trailer. 

I was lucky I didn't lose an arm trying to get this shot.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
2012: Trust Me, I’m A Truck Driver
2011: Doesn’t A Gastropod Always Have A Helmet On?
2010: This Is How We Do It
2009: Storage In The Storm
2008: Devil Horse In The Louisiana Wetlands
2007: Not Sloppy. No Joe. Just Bob And His Loosemeats Residing In The Ice Cream Capital Of The World
2006: Playing With Your Money But Not Really SPENDING It
2005: Glamour Puss

1 comment:

Gil said...

I knew that bridges are tight for some trucks, but had no idea that they were this tight width wise. Are there still vehicle ferries from Manhattan to SI? The reason I ask is that my grandparents and tons of other Italians had bungalows in the South Beach section of SI and we used to take a ferry from the tip of Manhattan to SI back in the 50s.