The day after Thanksgiving, a major bridge across the Tigris River was blown up. Actually there were several attacks on bridges and infrastructure around the country, but particularly in the North. Our son drives a supply vehicle across this bridge a couple of times a week. Thankfully it sounds like no one but maybe the bad guys were lost. However the bridge, which is a major supply route, was totally out of commission with a section missing. Our son is at a little combat outpost on the Eastern side of the river and there is a major outpost on the west. He said they got a call right away to see how long they could go without being resupplied. As it works out, our forces were able to repair it in just 72 hours. Here's a link to a story and some pictures. It looks sturdy but you sure wouldn't want to drift much to the left or right as you go across that temporary section. Things are better over there but far from safe/Dan of the County.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.