Day 284 – “Big Mac” Bridge
Another one of my favorite things here in the Cincinnati area is the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge (more affectionately known to everyone as the “Big Mac” Bridge.) I’ve always been told it got the nickname because it kinda looks like the famous golden arches of McDonald’s. But I did some research today just to be sure, and although it does have something to do with McDonald’s, there’s a little more to the story.
The Daniel Carter Beard Bridge is named after the founder of the Boy Scouts, who was born and raised nearby. However, many locals, including traffic reporters, ignore the bridge’s official name and instead call it “The Big Mac Bridge.” The nickname stems from an early 1980’s attempt by McDonald’s to open a floating restaurant on the Newport Riverfront. However, that did not happen. You can read more about the bridge here.
Photo taken with Canon 60D, SOOC.