Letter: Ramp it up and see where it lands



Criticizing the Columbia River Crossing Commission is like shooting (or gillnetting) fish in a barrel. However, I have stood silent long enough. It is time to share my solution.

Instead of a span, we need ramps. One for takeoff, one for landing. This scheme would solve problems having to do with air space and river traffic; it would speed up the commute since you’d have to be moving at a pretty good clip to make the jump; it would divert truck traffic to Interstate 205; and, it would give the Coast Guard something to do besides insist that the proposed span meet federal regulations (how unreasonable).

We could call it the Evel Knievel Memorial Bridge.

Charles Gretsch