Monday, August 20, 2007

Bridge over troubled waters

Sorry. I couldn't resist

About the new causeway over Ponchartrain. New twin spans will be higher, wider, stronger
The new twin spans — when completed in 2009 and 2011 — will be higher, wider, stronger and more expensive, but the Federal Highway Administration is picking up the entire $803 million price tag. That bill includes more than $30 million in storm repairs to the current spans, which will be demolished when they are no longer needed.

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Puddinhead said...

The state would be wise to investigate keeping a stretch of the existing northbound span after the new bridges are complete and converting it to a public fishing pier. Such bridge-to-pier conversions are surprisingly strong recreational tourism draws in some parts of the country such as Florida. This one would have the benefit of being situated in a prime fishing location.

Joseph said...

Great idea. How can it be suggested to someone? Could the NO bloggers help?