The Hillman Bridge was completed over the Suwannee River in 1926 for the brand-new U.S. 90, that for a half century would serve as a major east-west route across America that would connect Jacksonville, Mobile, New Orleans, Houston and San Antonio with points farther west. It seems incredibly hard to believe now, but this super-narrow bridge continued to carry this cross-country traffic until 1973, when Interstate 10 was finally completed a few miles to the south. Local traffic continued to use the bridge until 1986, when a new bridge was finally built just yards to the south. Nowadays the Hillman Bridge hangs on as a local attraction that's part of Suwannee River State Park. There aren't too many of these used any more, but I've driven over a few bridges of this width and vintage, and they're a real white-knuckler, even in my little Honda. I'm a little sorry that I came so early in the year. I can just picture this place in the summer months, so incredibly lush and fecund and green. But then again, the whole idea makes me feel incredibly hot and sweaty.