In Charlottesville, VA there is a short stretch of Rugby Road known as Beta Bridge that spans the train tracks. Here it is in a satellite image taken from space:
The thing that makes this bridge special is the tradition carried on by UVA students, who paint it with announcements, event advertisements, birthday wishes, or whatever they want. The tradition is so popular that new paintings are made on top of the old almost daily. Since I pass by the bridge most days, I decided in 2009 to try to take pictures of Beta Bridge and post them on here…almost daily.
Sometimes interesting things happen, and sometimes it’s pretty mundane. Here’s a picture of when a UVA bus ran into the bridge:
Sometimes when the bridge hasn’t been repainted in a while and I still want a picture, I will check out some other detail like the back side:
At the very least, I try to take pictures every time the front sides (facing in towards Rugby Rd.) change. I am out of town most weekends, so it’s generally a middle-of-the-week thing. If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know!