PLAYERS TASKS PRAXIS TEAMS EVENTS
Username:Password:
New player? Sign Up Here
Heathcliff
Expert
Level 2: 115 points
Last Logged In: January 6th, 2010
TEAM: The Disorganised Guerilla War On Boredom and Normality TEAM: TX0 TEAM: Corpitos Bandidos Doritos BART Psychogeographical Association Rank 1: Commuter EquivalenZ Rank 1: User The University of Aesthematics Rank 1: Expert






15 + 19 points

The Highest Place by Heathcliff, Ampersand, Talley rænd

December 20th, 2009 8:54 PM / Location: 27.814406,-97.39397

INSTRUCTIONS: Go to the highest point of anything.

Highest Place in Corpus Christi



For our first group Task we decided to scale our Local Harbor Bridgemain_daytimepicture87024.jpgFacts
* Post 9/11 security mandates from the city's port transit department prohibit people from taking photos from directly under the bridge!
* This is the second tallest bridge in Texas, and has a span of 620 feet.
* The road deck is 138 feet over the Corpus Christi Channel.
* There is a proposal to replace this bridge with a taller concrete bridge that will allow for taller ships, including cruise ships into Corpus Christi Harbor.
* The bridge first opened to traffic on November 1, 1959.
* NOTE: Another height of 235 feet and 250 feet has been given before for the bridge.
* Construction started in May 1956.
* With the construction of the bridge the channel was widened from 91 feet, to 400 feet. It also provided a replacement for a drawbridge which caused traffic problems on US 181 with ship traffic.


main_dsc189087025.pngmain_dsc188987026.pngmain_dsc189287028.jpg

As we approached the rusty, steel behemoth after circumnavigating the local burroughs, a frothing, beastly canine ambushes our caravan. At first appearances we believed to have flattened the poor bugger but his lively ferocious barks show us otherwise. We quickly round the block, searching for a safer place to dismount for base camp.

main_dsc189787021.png

We hike to the mouth of the precipice and begin the arduous ascent. As we arrive at the midway point, a low voice passes on the biting wind. The anxious cries are punctuated between blood-pounding whooshes of vehicular doom. The distant pleas of "Don't Jumps!" and "God loves you." are ignored as we continue our trek.

main_dsc190387023.png

Each passing of a semi provides a strong rumble beneath our feet and a strong draft above our heads. Chaos all around. The gusts off the frigid ocean embraced us. We stop, taking a moment to reflect and pay homage to a fellow adventurer, Edmund Hillary. May his soul rest in peace.

main_dsc190187022.png

Passerbys shared honks of encouragement, or perhaps they were just trying to startle us. It remains uncertain, but we'd like to think for the best.

main_bridgeview287019.png

After finally reaching the pinnacle, we realized our camera was depleted of energy. We fiddled with the ornery contraption with limited success.

main_dsc190987029.jpgmain_dsc191187030.jpg


It is time to go, for fear of any negative repercussions for our actions from the authorities. The descent is quick. We are flush with excitement and arrive at base camp victorious. It is time to rally at the parlor over fine tobacco and port.

- smaller

Atop the behemoth bridge!

Atop the behemoth bridge!

Gorgeous view of Corpus Christi's port from the highest point:The Harbor Bridge. Notice the Moon and Venus.


Blurrinate

Blurrinate


Ascent

Ascent

Shadows of adventure!


The Port

The Port


Chaos

Chaos

all around!


The Harbor Bridge

The Harbor Bridge

During the day. Not our photo!


Heathcliff & Jeremy

Heathcliff & Jeremy

prepare for the climb.


Hoofin it.

Hoofin it.


Candita y Jeremy

Candita y Jeremy

Prepare to climb


Success!!

Success!!

Squeezing the last bit of energy from our camera, we managed to get two final, blurry photos at the top of the bridge.


Success!

Success!

Squeezing the last bit of energy from our camera, we managed to get two final, blurry photos at the top of the bridge.



6 vote(s)



Terms

(none yet)

1 comment(s)

(no subject) +1
posted by Myrna Minx on December 26th, 2009 10:27 AM

there are some really lovely pikchas, there, folks. hard to tell if you scaled the bridge or just walked across it, tho.