Spring Break Journal: Michelle B. Timmerman

Spring Break Journal: Michelle B. Timmerman

A cursory survey of bridges of sighs yields: 1. Between Allegheny County Court House and Prison, Pittsburgh, Pa. 2. At Hertford College, Oxford, U.K. 3. Between Old and New Courts of St. John’s College, Cambridge, U.K. 4. Connecting the Tombs and Criminal Court Building, N.Y. 5. Between prisons and interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace, Venice, Italy And then, a sixth. James Torrance is no Lord Byron—he didn’t name the bridge, just designed it. But there’s something poetic in the fact that his bridge connects Chelsea Market—the former headquarters of cookie-mogul Nabisco—with an photography studio called Milk.