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Date: 12/04/18 12:27
DC: More info on the new Long Bridge project
Author: Lackawanna484

The "Long Bridge" spanned the Potomac River between DC and VA, carrying the Pennsylvania Railroad and ts connections into Union Station. It also served as a key link in the national freight network.

A new bridge is proposed, which will have passenger rail, bicycle, and pedestrian capacity.

https://dc.curbed.com/2018/12/4/18125915/dc-long-bridge-project-pedestrian-cyclist-access



Date: 12/04/18 12:56
Re: DC: More info on the new Long Bridge project
Author: andersonb109

Aren't  the Hudson River Tunnels in more need of replacement than a new DC bridge?  Re: bike lanes. They are cropping up everywhere in Detroit. Some are  in areas most would never consider riding a bike through. All they do is take away a much needed lane for vehicle traffic. 



Date: 12/04/18 13:06
Re: DC: More info on the new Long Bridge project
Author: Dcmcrider

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Aren't  the Hudson River Tunnels in more need of
> replacement than a new DC bridge?  Re: bike
> lanes. They are cropping up everywhere in Detroit.
> Some are  in areas most would never consider
> riding a bike through. All they do is take away a
> much needed lane for vehicle traffic. 

Long Bridge replacement carries a vastly different price tag as well. "Only" $1 billion or so. A new ped/bike bridge would be linked to the new-ish Arlington County park called Long Bridge Park. (Nice train-watching spot alongside the RF&P Sub by the way.) The county is building a new $55 million aquatics center there. Our tax dollars at "work."

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 12/04/18 15:57
Re: DC: More info on the new Long Bridge project
Author: choodude

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Aren't  the Hudson River Tunnels in more need of replacement than a new DC bridge?  

That depends on whether you are looking at the age of the infrastructure, or the traffic on those two river crossings. After all both crossings are over a century old.  Nature and entropy have a way of winning the long game.

Why not both?  And the bridges over the Susquehanna, Bush, Gunpow and the Baltimore tunnels -- just to name a few. . .

 



Date: 12/05/18 06:58
Re: DC: More info on the new Long Bridge project
Author: steamloco

Follow the money, the county is building a new 55 million dollar aquatic center.



Date: 12/06/18 18:59
Re: DC: More info on the new Long Bridge project
Author: wabash2800

You have to have all the perks for Amazon after you've given them millions in tax abatements.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com

steamloco Wrote:
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> Follow the money, the county is building a new 55
> million dollar aquatic center.



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