Created By: Ithaca Heritage
This bridge is the scene of a lyrical passage in On a Darkling Plain, Clifford Irving's first novel: "He gazed down from the swaying suspension bridge, the cold wind biting his face, reddening it. A fir tree threw down a clump of snow, whitening his mackinaw. Ah--he smiled happily. Just to have a little attention, even from a fir tree. Nice, very nice. Not a bad world, at that." Irving achieved somewhat greater writing fame in 1971 with a Howard Hughes autobiography that turned out to be a hoax.
From the same bridge, two major Fariña characters fling plaster statues from a Christmas creche into the frozen depths of "Harpy Creek," aka Fall Creek.
This point of interest is part of the tour: A Literary Walking Tour of Ithaca (Historic Brochure Edition)