SURPLUS LIFT BRIDGE - The Port of Corpus Christi Authority is currently accepting bids for the SURPLUS SALE OF THE TULE LAKE LIFT BRIDGE. The Tule Lake Lift Bridge is a steel truss type lift bridge built in 1960 with a 344-foot long by 46-foot wide center span. It has a maximum lifting height of 138 feet. This bridge has been closed for operations since September 2007. The bridge is being sold "AS IS/WHERE IS." Bids will be publicly opened at 2:00 p.m., December 20, 2007.
Potential bidders may contact Peggy Mettlen at email@example.com (use the words "Lift Bridge" on the subject or reference line) or (361) 885-6130 to receive more information about this bid and obtain a full copy of the Notice to Bidders and Contract Documents.
My blog is sub-titled "Looking for lessons in life." I look at every episode in my life and in larger world as something I can learn from. Nothing is a total loss, if one can learn from it. This blog is an expression of the conclusions this student has drawn from experience and observation. However, recently, I have been called "pedantic" because I title pieces relating to this day in history as "Today's lesson." I apologize for giving that impression. Even when I was teaching, I took pains not to be authoritative. I just throw out the facts as I understand them and offer my interpretation. I don't expect anyone to agree with me all of the time, and don't mind if nobody agrees with me some of the time. The "lesson" I referred to was what I had learned or inferred from the cited historical event, and I humbly offered it for consideration.
From now on, I'll find a different way of signaling a this-day-in-history segment. Something in two words or less. Semi-clever if possible.
On the other hand, considering the other names I've been called over the years, and the decibels used in emphasis, "pedantic" isn't so bad.