The Weekender is a weekly column devoted to the ideas/articles/videos that I find fascinating and wish I had more time to explore.
The Swinging Bridge of Death. Guaranteed to be the coolest video of a bridge that you will see today. Or any day. The “Gallopin Gertie” was only in operation for about four months before some stiff winds roiled the bridge into collapse. The video, however, shows the asphalt of the bridge deck waving like a ribbon, and it is hauntingly beautiful. (via Kottke.org)