|I call this the "Brain" statue...|
I get in a mile and a quarter approximately before I hit the worst part of the run. I don't know why I don't like this particular section. It's certainly a smaller incline than the two bridges that I will run later on, but for some reason I just don't like it! It's this rolling hill ramp that goes up steadily until it reaches its top point and then it goes down in a square corkscrew kind of way. It's a bit frustrating going up or down either way. I just don't like it!! (Can you tell how I feel about this?!?)
|Rolly hilly rampy thingy|
|And down the square corkscrew!|
|The Acosta Bridge|
|The Main Street Bridge|
You never know what you'll find when running past the Landing. Today there was a lot of leftover trash (party last night?) and a lot of boats docked!
Just a little ways down from the statues is our Jacksonville Fire Memorial. We had a REALLY BIG fire back in 1901. You can read all about it here --> The Great Fire
Just a little bit of history for ya!
So then it's down as far as I can go on the Riverwalk and time to turn around! But wait! Just a few more landmarks to point out!
|My place of employment - well, where the big guys are anyway...|
|Our humble stadium...Go Jags!!!|
|The Hart Bridge - Gate River Run's "Green Monster"|
|The Blue Bridge! (All our bridges have colors!)|
|I wasn't the only runner out on this beautiful day!|
Also on this side is Friendship Fountain. She was gorgeous in the sunrise this morning and she is just as beautiful all lit up at night. Sometimes they play music and the water dances!
Through the concrete jungle of insurance company buildings and around the corner to the Acosta. I wish I could find out what the incline grade on this bridge is compared to others I run. I know that it is the longest bridge that I run on a regualr basis at eight-tenths of a mile. We don't have hills in Florida, except for a few in Tallahassee, so this is all the hill training I can get!
|Heading up the Acosta...|
|I-95/Fuller-Warren Bridge over the St. John's River|
|Fidelity, Blue Cross, just to name a few...|
|The little brown building in the middle is where I started!|
|Five Mile Photo shoot DONE!|
Hope you enjoyed your "running tour" of the Jax bridges! If you're ever in town, you really should take them for a spin!