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Cincygram: The Big Mac Bridge in ways you've likely never seen before

Its arches aren't always so golden
Posted: 12:00 PM, Nov 17, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-17 17:00:48Z
Cincygram: The Big Mac Bridge in ways you've likely never seen before

CINCINNATI -- In the 1970s, as the twin yellow arches of the new Daniel Carter Beard Bridge were taking shape over the Ohio River, connecting Newport, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, local residents quickly dubbed it the Big Mac Bridge for the arches' similarities to McDonald's ubiquitous golden arches.

The nickname stuck, and many Cincinnatians today would be hard-pressed to recall whom the bridge is named for -- or what he did to be honored in such a big way. (Hint: He was a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America.)

Cincygram photographer Dave Schmidt recently photographed the now-iconic bridge, and shares some views and angles many of us have probably never seen before.

CLICK HERE TO SEE HIS GALLERY OF BIG MAC BRIDGE PHOTOS

Dave Schmidt

Schmidt is the photographer for Cincygram. He has more than 40,400 followers on Instagram, where he focuses on the beauty that Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have to offer.