So now I see there’s consideration of a “movable span,” which is code for drawbridge, with the new $3 billion (plus cost overruns, of course) Interstate 5 Bridge.
Boy, there’s a great use of taxpayer dollars: a shiny new bridge that will deliver the same traffic-backup nightmares as the current one every time a ship that’s taller than the span decides to cross under. And keep in mind, maritime traffic has precedence over vehicle traffic, which in this day and age is ridiculous as well.
Thank God I’m retired and don’t have to go to Portland anymore. Happy to keep my consumer dollars in Vancouver. My sympathies to those who aren’t so fortunate, because this bridge boondoggle is never going to end.
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