Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bridging the two towers

Hadassah Medical Center is an ever-expanding university hospital on a hill in the forested Jerusalem Hills.
Like a small city almost.
They must have known I needed a bridge for Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridges, because they started building this new bridge.
It begins in the new Tower parking facility, which has room for 1000 cars and is only one of many parking buildings and lots. Shuttle buses circle the campus, ferrying people from their cars to the buildings.
The bridge goes over to the still under construction 19-storey Hospital Tower which is being built to house 500 beds, 60 intenseive care beds, and 20 operating rooms.
The one little single-lane road that goes through the campus is hardly wide enough for buses, ambulances, construction vehicles, cars, pedestrians, baby strollers, and wheelchairs.
You take your life into your hands when you have to walk along that road.
So the new bridge is a welcome way to cross over.


cieldequimper said...

How very nice of them to build a bridge for you!

Louis la Vache said...

Yes! «Louis» appreciates their thoughtfulness in allowing you to have a post for Sunday Bridges!


Kaori said...

I wish someone would notice I'm running out of bridges here! lol. I'd love to see the bridge after it's done as well :-D

VP said...

So many new bridges in Jerusalem...

Jew Wishes said...

What lovely captures! I love the bridge.

Pietro said...

Surely a useful bridge.
About the NO TAV you remember well, Dina. It's a movement of long duration, it started even before my blog. The decision has been for the construction of the TAV, but there are still many difficulties and the NO-TAV are more and more fierce!

Anonymous said...

Probably no other 'mean' able to represent life better than a bridge. May time and life treat it kind. Please have a good new week.

daily athens

Hels said...

Hadassah had a pretty rugged history since the establishment of the state in 1948. I am glad to see it is developing apace, with plenty of space and in peace.