Monday, May 09, 2011

Cast in concrete

The lettering on the side of a Selby Avenue bridge. The letter "A" is -- unfortunately -- flipped.

5 comments:

Zander Cannon said...

Wow. I think that equates to "measure 0 times, cut 12 million times".

Mark Simonson said...

That's gotta be one of the most disheartening examples of that mistake I've ever seen.

David Steinlicht said...

It's an almost understandable mistake. The makers were probably holding the three-dimensional letters in their hands and saying to themselves, "Now, which way to these things go?"

Alternate title: "Typeset in stone."

Patrick Barber said...

I saw a similar mistake made in metal (an upside-down N) but this is a lot worse. Ouch. We'll all take some solace in the fact that most people won't ever notice anything is amiss, though . . . right?

big karl said...

i am not sure this is an error. look at other stone monuments (like college names in and around saint paul) and they also do the leftleaningabackstroke, as one might call it. signed: an expert