Yesterday, it was covered with dancing crowds. The mayor (the man on stage in the white shirt and khaki pants) of Binghamton, Matt Ryan, even sang and played the harmonica.
Yesterday was "Blues on the Bridge", the annual Binghamton, New York outdoor music party. Started by one man 11 years ago, it has grown into a much loved event held the Sunday closest to September 11 except if delayed by rain (or flood.) This event is no longer held on the bridge in question, which is closed to all but pedestrian traffic due to safety issues. But at one time it was held on this bridge. This bridge, the Washington Street Bridge, was built in 1886 and is a lenticular truss bridge.
Near the downtown entrance to the bridge stands a monument to the Spanish-American War.
On another nearby bridge, which carries Riverside Drive into downtown Binghamton across the Chenango (and is closed to traffic for this event) tents with vendors line up.
Although the original festivals were mainly blues, there is now quite a variety of music: blues, rock, Americana and even bagpipes.)
I want to leave you with one more picture of the festival.
Does your area have a music festival that brings residents together?