Found: A Prehistoric Banjo Bridge!

Upon the banks of the mighty Aldredge, washed ashore on that ancient creek of destiny, lay a most astounding find. It must have come to surface during the recent floods, but whatever it’s source, there it was. And I was blessed to be the first to come upon it. A banjo player myself, perhaps that was the reason for this destiny being thrust upon me as I took my morning walk. Before me lay an enormous banjo bridge – far larger than any extant! It’s simple design spoke of an earlier era. It surely was from a prehistoric age, when everything from saber-toothed house cats to HP calculators were exaggerated in size.

Ancient Banjo Archaeologists have advised me on this important find. Using a mathematical ratio with modern banjo bridges as a reference, we can calculate the height of this antediluvian behemoth as follows:
Modern-day banjo bridge: 3 in.
Modern-day banjo height: 39 in.
Prehistoric banjo bridge: 36 in.

The ratio thus:
3/39::36/x, solve for x:
(39)(36)x/3 = 468 inches = 39 feet!

This banjo stood almost 40 feet tall!

The prehistoric Banjo Bridge, freshly washed ashore.

 

 

A modern-day banjo bridge for comparison.

Naysayers will surely balk, saying “LOL- it’s only lumber from a wooden palette!”

To which I would reply: “LOL – April Fool’s Day!”

About Phill Gibson

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama where I work as a Software Engineer and part-time banjo instructor. My wife Miiko and I worship at Rivertree Downtown. I've been playing various instruments since my teen years. I started mandolin and dulcimer at about age 17 and banjo at 20. I love just about all kinds of music. In terms of banjo styles, I play and teach Scruggs, melodic, clawhammer, and 2-finger styles. I'm also very keen on theology, being a Trail Care Partner with the Land Trust of North Alabama, photography, urban planning, architecture, astronomy, ATM (amateur telescope making), birding, martial arts, and about 30 other distracting hobbies to a (mercifully) lesser extent.
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