Singer-songwriter James Taylor has been given the ultimate honour by a town in the American state of North Carolina - having a bridge named after him.

The JAMES TAYLOR BRIDGE in Chapel Hill will soon have a sign posted where freeway US 15-501 South crosses Morgan Creek.

Taylor spent much of his childhood in Chapel Hill in a home near the creek, and the memories inspired his hit song COPPERLINE.

Taylor told a large crowd on Saturday (26APR03) that he felt strongly connected to the area, and he recalled waiting for the school bus and seeing a group of inmates chained together as they worked on the highway, while a truckload of chickens passed by.

She says, "It was a different time. Things have gotten a lot better in many ways. Things have gotten more complicated, too."

28/04/2003 09:29