The Garden Guide

Bridges - review

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Garden bridges are useful and symbolic. Many quotations testify to the symbolism of bridges:

  • 'I think we might be going a bridge too far'. Sir Frederick Browning
  • 'The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread'. Anatole France
  • 'Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.' Nikita Khrushchev
  • 'We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.' Tom Stoppard
  • 'Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.' Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne
  • 'The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.' David Russell
  • 'He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.' Lord Herbert

Wrought iron bridge

Steel mesh bridge

Timber deck bridge

White bridge

A twee bridge