"Bridge of the Gods" --- what a romantic name! It's actually more romantic in name than in looks--a steel cantilever span that crosses the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington; the town on the Oregon side is named Cascade Locks. I have driven by literally hundreds of times over my lifetime, but have actually driven into the little town beside the freeway only once. This time, I took the side trip with a purpose: photograph the Bridge of the Gods. The story of the land bridge that once spanned the river is a fascinating one; Native Americans know just what happened all those years ago.