Deja vu all over again....As the Factory Street corridor looks forward finally to an end to traffic stifling construction, we hear through the media there's talk the north span of the Pearl Street Bridge may face extensive work.
The span is not that old or that large but a shutting down of traffic would isolate a quadrant of the city and impede a busy thoroughfare to Fort Drum. We saw this before when the south span was replaced in the early 90s'
Bridges are the transportation lifeblood of a city with a river through it. All five major spans have been replaced in the last 30 or so years. Residents have dealt with the various closures and their inconveniences.
Yes, progress carries a cost and as frustrating and costly a project can be, we all have sucked it up and soldiered on.
But when the suggestion of more closures comes up.....
No mas !
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