“This is the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, which is an iconic bridge between my hometown, Hancock, and the city across river. More even than giant snowbanks, da Bridge means home to me, and it is, I think, an intrinsically beautiful piece of engineering, in a boxy 1950s way. The white-and-blue color scheme is very U.P. – snow and water and sky.” – Christopher Tassava
Header image: map of Northeast Houston in 1922, courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.