Like the Thousand Islands Bridge, the Ambassador Bridge is a suspension bridge, but I think it’s the first one I’ve seen with the suspenders on only one side of the towers. It’s at least the first one I’ve noticed. Two great, honking cables stretch back on the other side of each tower, presumably to counterbalance the load. Or something like that.
When it was finished in 1929, it had the longest central suspended span in the world. And it still looked pretty long, when I was standing underneath it just last week on a pier apparently built just to allow people to get underneath it. Like the good folks in Charleston (and unlike Savannah), Windsor appears to understand that it’s worthwhile making it easy to take photos of a signature bridge.