White River bridge repair appalling | Letter to the Editor

WR Bridge repair plan is appalling both in cost and inconvenience. The request for bids (if there was one) should have set closing only one lane as a requirement.

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:47pm
  • Opinion

WR Bridge repair plan is appalling both in cost and inconvenience. The request for bids (if there was one) should have set closing only one lane as a requirement.

The visible damage is to a spreader that has no effect on the weight bearing ability of the bridge. In any event, typical bridge designs have a safety factor of a minimum of 5 to 1.

This is a perfect example of bureaucracy running amok squandering our taxpayer money; and, being ok with grossly inconveniencing the driving public for an excessive period of time. Where is the accountability? This is NOT ok.

Go out for bids; and set closing only one lane as a requirement.

David Orriss,

Enumclaw

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