Letter: Ramp it up and see where it lands

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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

Vancouver