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The following are NOT my words. They are continuing quotes from an article in the Los Angeles Times Newspaper, by Caroline Lemke from back in 1991. “Wells said he had a lot of encouragement from CalTrans to do something aesthetically pleasing and eye-catching. The Lilac Road site lent itself to that. "If you go from the valley into San Diego, you're going to see that bridge from a long ways off. The San Diego and Imperial counties people were enthusiastic about doing something good so there was added impetus there," he said. The West Lilac Road Bridge has one lane in either direction open to traffic. In 1976, it cost about $1.5 million to build. The bridge's sleek design has won several national design awards including one from the Portland Cement Assn. and the Prestressed Concrete Institute. Wells still gets fan mail. "I've had a few letters from people saying, 'Hey, that bridge is great!' That's the ultimate award, when someone you don't even know says, 'Hey, that looks great.' It's like being a teacher when they see the light come on inside their students' heads." Now let’s head back into the heart of San Diego for a newer signature bridge in the East Village that ties the Convention Center to the Baseball Park and Library; the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge ... bridge - man made structure bridge, arch bridge, freeway bridge, San Diego, California, day Nature no people outdoors Road Transportation