Every Friday, our local paper, The News Tribune, has a column called "The Nose", which is fairly humorous, but people outside the area wouldn't understand half of the references. I don't even get them a lot of the time. But still, it's a column I enjoy.
When the second Narrows Bridge was being constructed, workers had to put LED lights on the cables to do night work. The effect was striking, and the workers started to change the colours depending on the seasons, or the Seahawks. Now that the Bridge is open, many of the people who have homes facing the bridges want the lights on the cables to stay lit.
A week or so ago, The Nose did a column where he was comparing T-Town (Tacoma) with other places, done tongue-in-cheek, of course, because of Tacoma's reputation as being, um, gritty. One of his comparisons was of the new Narrows Bridge to "The Golden Gate Bridge" with it's "beautifully lit cable spans". I sat there stewing on it for awhile, then decided that I couldn't let it go without emailing The Nose to tell him that no, the Golden Gate Bridge is NOT lit on the cables, but the Bay Bridge is. I attached photos of each bridge to illustrate the difference:
Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
I never heard back from The Nose, and I forgot I'd even sent him the email, until the 1/8 column appeared on Friday: