A guy named Tyler Vigen recently wondered why there’s a footbridge that goes over a certain stretch of Interstate 494 in Minneapolis. The bridge doesn’t seem to lead to or from anywhere notable, or to serve any other discernible purpose. Why is it there?
That simple question led Vigen on a deep, deep investigation that involved lots of archival research, calls to government officials, poring over old documents, and more. As I read his entertainingly obsessive article about all of this, it felt very familiar. I was reminded of various uni-related rabbit holes I’ve explored, not to mention my old Permanent Record project. In short, it felt like something I could have written myself — the tone, the methods, the obsessive need to solve the mystery.
So if you like Uni Watch, I think there’s a very good chance you’ll like this article. My highest recommendation! Check it out here.
(Huge thanks to Bryan O’Nolan, who thought I might be interested in this and was 100% correct!)