much more than a bridge between two shores

Thionville, Tuesday July 12, 2:30 p.m. The Allied Bridge and the quays have been closed to traffic for half an hour; the city seems of an Olympian calm. Suddenly, jazz tunes come to break this sweet silence: they come from Place Simone-Veil where a brass band quartet has been ordered to keep the guests of the day waiting. There are representatives of associations, constituted bodies, the prefect, elected officials from all over northern Moselle, parliamentarians, companies, the municipal council…