6/15/2007

Brick Road

(Toledo, OH) To your left is a stretch of Broadway in front of the Oliver House in Toledo. The paving bricks give this area a quaint appeal, a throwback to a bygone era.

I always enjoy walking along or driving on a brick road, and I especially like the thunk-thunk-thunk of tires crossing over the bricks.

These brick roads last almost forever, too, and I recall a movement in Detroit when I lived there a few decades ago to tear up the accumulated concrete and asphalt and restore the brick pavement underneath.

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Blogger MikeDriehorst said...

If I recall right, there's also a number of brick roads in E Toledo; think at the end of Navarre Avenue when it hits the river . . . . ?

Kind of gives a warm, old-home feel.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Hooda Thunkit said...

As you have suggested, properly laid brick roads last virtually forever.

However Toledoans have lacked the skills/experience to properly patch/repair brick roads for decades.

If a brick road has been repaired/patched with brick, it shows, as the patch disintegrates almost immediately. . .

And then there are the concrete or asphalt patches which are simply disgusting ;-(

4:52 PM  

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