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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The new bridge

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There's a new bridge in town and you wouldn't believe the excitement it has caused. It has been delayed and fought over and when will it ever be finished was a question commonly asked, but it is now. And it's pretty awesome!

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It links my neighbourhood to one across the river and all I was imagining before the opening was that scene from the movie Cars where the road is repaved and all the cars go out for a jaunty ride with old time music playing and they're all happy and laughing and having a great time. Well, I've been over the bridge a few times now and it's not quite that, but the amount of traffic on it leads me to believe that people are crossing just because.

Which is exactly what I did Monday morning while I was out biking. I figured I'd cross over and take a few pictures, pictures I couldn't take the day before while driving. It's a nice bridge - smooth and wide, with 4 lanes each way, and a bike lane and sidewalk for pedestrians too. And getting across and over to a neighbourhood with lots of stores is much quicker now. The traffic in our neighbourhood has increased and I'm sure the commute to work has changed, though that doesn't currently affect me. I'll have to remember to ask J if he notices a difference.

It's neat to have witnessed the bridge being built and opening, and to be a part of the hoopla. If you're in town, have you been over the new bridge yet?

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