3 weeks ago
Friday, October 31, 2014
New Bridge over the Willamette River
It's kind of a cool bridge. I think it's going to be for light rail commuter trains, which means it's another expensive play pretty that will do nothing to help alleviate congestion. Not that another bridge for cars would help. I'm pretty much convinced that the amount of driving expands to fill the available space. No wonder people (Google at least) are working on self driving cars. It's not so cars can fly down the freeway without anybody at the wheel, it's so people can play tiddly-winks on their iPhones while their car spends an hour crawling along at five MPH to deliver them to work or home.
Picture was taken from the upper deck of the Marquam bridge. The line of concrete along the lower edge of the picture is the guard rail on the Marquam.