About the Bridges

You’ll notice all the featured images at On Your Side contain bridges. Why am I so fixated on bridges? A bridge is a visible, physical expression of the desire to connect two separated parts. We don’t build bridges for no reason. Building a bridge is time consuming and expensive, and the greater the distance, the greater the cost. So before a bridge ever gets constructed, someone has to want to be able to travel from over here to over there.

I think a bridge is an effective illustration of the good news of Jesus Christ. By dying for our sins on the cross, Jesus bridged the gap between us and God, allowing a holy God to draw close to us and offer us forgiveness and eternal life. God wouldn’t have bothered to build that bridge if he hadn’t wanted to be close to us. And the great cost of that bridge (the suffering and death of his own Son) reveals the depth of God’s goodwill towards us. So when you see photos of bridges on this site, I hope you think of Jesus.

All the bridge photos on this site were shot in person by me. The bridges themselves are mostly from the Louisville, Kentucky area, but I’m also adding others from various other places where I travel. If you’re curious about a particular bridge and want to know more about it, check out my Instagram, where I post descriptions for each bridge.

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