Library of Congress, Jack Boucher photographerRomantic Wheeling Project: Suspended Colin Hlad March 8, 2017 1 It was built to be the longest in its decade, but now as men walk across it, its purpose degrades. Forged by the hands of stone and steel, giving interested eyes a historic appeal. Now gaze upon the bridge, tell what you see, and ask why men would collapse it into the Ohio Sea? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; some say the bridge becomes more beautiful as it gets older. Yet, others see it as a sore to the eye, but history should never be passed by. Suspended by the cables of time, forever raised in its historic prime. Day by day men will travel across its beams, running over the longest bridge Ellet had ever seen. It was built to be the longest, and still stands as the strongest. — The Romantic Wheeling Project is a multi-genre place-based learning project where 12th grade Honors English students at Wheeling Park High School used themes of British Romanticism like Natural over Artificial, Emotion over Reason, and the Quest for Forbidden Knowledge to explore their emotional connection with The Friendly City that raised them. Students were to choose one landmark, neighborhood, or place in Wheeling to inspire their open form creative writing. The student wrote short stories, poems, songs, and played with other genres to express their connections and views of Wheeling through a Romantic lens. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) One Response Marlene Britt March 10, 2017 I walked across this bridge many times, I even walked across in high heels. Love this bridge and cannot understand why some think it is ugly and want to tear it down. I hope they do not get there way. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.