Tuesday, January 29, 2013

16th Avenue bridge update

I took a quick drive out to see if the bridge was open by now. It is. This is (obviously) the first (and second) time I've driven across it. Somewhere under all that is, I assume, the Bailey bridge it replaces, which should still be there for pedestrian crossings, as per the plan.

You can compare these views with the ones to be seen here. In particular, the video on that page compares to the second part of the video above; the view heading west.

The thing that I found most surprising, you can see just at the end... the bridge has a phenomenally long left turn lane. I don't know what kind of traffic they're expecting this thing to see weekday mornings heading into town, but I suppose that gives some indication.

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