The semi-new addition to the new I-40 cross-town … gone is the broken-down bridge that was I-40 through downtown. The highway has been re-routed through the discarded railroad line. From May Avenue over to the I-35 interchange is a wonderful new bit of highway. And this is a feature:
The Skydancer Bridge.
Based on a scissortail flycatcher bird (presumably) … the state bird. This large structure is meant to make you remember OKC. It is parallel to the Chesapeake Arena. Hmmmm. Now the naming rights to the arena might be gone before the rest of the old I-40 bridge is disassembled. Poor ol’ Chesapeake getting some bad press these days.
Photos taken from the new boss’s office. With plenty of zoom lens. We aren’t this close to the arena but I did want to get a good pic of the Skydancer.
At night, it is lit up with neon.
In winter, I’m hoping it doesn’t drop icicles on unsuspecting cars driving underneath. One of which might be mine.
P.S. GO THUNDER!