Today is the day to celebrate all things bridge related. Chances are that you crossed a bridge at some point this week. You may have crossed by car, bus or train. It could have been a long bridge over a body of water or a simple overpass. Dictionary.com defines a bridge as “a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like.”
When I think about bridges, I can’t help but to think about movies where a bridge or bridges played a major role. I decided to use the power of the web, not via a web search, but via a bit of crowd sourcing to bridge the gap, if you will, between the short list I came up with, and a larger list I knew existed.
Happy Bridge Day!
Here is the list of movies in no particular order as compiled from interesting replies on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter:
1. Golden Gate: Star Treks, A View to a Kill, Vertigo, Superman and others.
2. Seven Mile Bridge: True Lies
3. Tallahatchie Bridge – Ode to Billy Joe (Movie and Song)
4. The bridge in every Star Trek movie – get it (Thanks Dwayne!)
5. Jeff Bridges – the Bridges brothers (Another knee-slapper)
6. Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos, New Mexico – Natural Born Killers
7. Bridge on the River Kwai – fictional bridge based on true stories
8. Saving Private Ryan
9. The Bridges of Madison County
10. Brooklyn Bridge and Verrazano-Narrows Bridge – Saturday Night Fever and others
My personal favorite which wasn’t mentioned in many replies is the long train bridge from the movie Stand By Me.