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Anyone want to buy a bridge?

The Port Mann Bridge appears to be the newest white elephant for Surrey and Langley taxpayers.

Will drivers go back to using the bridge given ice bombs and black ice and who knows what’s next? How about faulty billing to credit cards and misreading of licence plates?

Mary Polak, our illustrious B.C. Minister of Transportation, claims taxpayers will not be left holding the bag for new expenses because the contract states there will be no ice build-up on overhead cables. However, logic would dictate that moisture from high above must go somewhere and that is likely onto the bridge deck.

My suggestion is we go back to using the old bridge (until summer has arrived), or last I heard was some tourist got a good deal on the Brooklyn Bridge.  The fast ferries sold for about $20 million.  A good bridge auction could raise the money to get the 300 new buses required for our Surrey-Langley bus network.

 

David Walters, Surrey

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