Bridge to OpportunityThe Chronicle story on the planned 'Tolerance Bridge' for pedestrians over Buffalo Bayou near Montrose mentioned that the Mayor asked the Houston Arts Alliance to come up with a better name. It says they're taking suggestions through Jan 31st, but my email keeps bouncing back when I use their contact page. So I'm going to submit the idea here, and hope some of my readers can forward it to the right person.
Since Mayor White has often referred to Houston as a "City of Opportunity" which attracts diverse residents from all over the world, and my own blog has advocated "Open City of Opportunity" for our identity, my suggestion is "Bridge to Opportunity" (I think that sounds a little better than "Opportunity Bridge"). Of course, paths to opportunity are rarely straightforward, which fits well with the twist in the design.
Also playing off the impossible-looking twist in the bridge could be this famous quote somewhere on the bridge:
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." -Thomas Edison
All sorts of other potential inspirational quotes for the bridge can be found here.
Let me know what you think and feel free to make your own name suggestions in the comments.