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The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of June 28, 2017.

For this week’s photo challenge, share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time.

I stumbled upon this construction site behind the Folsom Zoo a couple of weeks ago and was mystified. It seemed to be the beginnings of a bridge to nowhere in particular.

It turns out to be the second phase of the Johnny Cash Trail project. Folsom loves its bike trails, and this one is getting very special attention; it may be only 2.5 miles long once completed, but it already boasts a specially designed bridge costing nearly $4 million as part of Phase 1. This second phase will include “an undercrossing tunneling beneath Prison Road to allow trail users to safely bypass vehicular traffic, and a beautiful 190-foot wooden arched bridge that will provide views of the American River Canyon, Lake Natoma, and beyond.”

Folsom trail

Because Folsom has become such a rapidly expanding city, I’ll admit I was dismayed at my first sight of this lovely open space being torn up to build what I thought was just another road. Knowing that instead it’s part of a carefully designed tribute to one of this country’s greatest musical artists is making me feel a lot happier.

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