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1 posted on 11/15/2019 12:47:04 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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PING.


2 posted on 11/15/2019 12:48:58 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Show me the people who own the land, the guns and the money, and I'll show you the people in charge.)
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Maryland “Freak State” PING!


3 posted on 11/15/2019 12:49:23 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Show me the people who own the land, the guns and the money, and I'll show you the people in charge.)
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It’s a rare example of interstate cooperation???

How many places in America, are there bridges which cross from one state to another? Too numerous to count.

But in those places, haven’t the states involved worked out issues of repair and maintenance for such bridges?

It’s hard to believe cooperation with interstate bridges is so rare.

I stand corrected if it turns out states repeatedly battle over who pays how much for which repairs on such bridges.


4 posted on 11/15/2019 12:57:29 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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Another toll-racket begins.


5 posted on 11/15/2019 1:07:54 PM PST by fruser1
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So Virginia can turn blue even faster.


6 posted on 11/15/2019 1:28:36 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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I have crossed that bridge numerous times over the past 30 years. The major problem isn’t the bridge as much as the approach from Tyson’s corner to the bridge. That, and the drivers whose previous driving experience amounts to driving ox carts through rice paddies...


8 posted on 11/15/2019 1:34:18 PM PST by Hatteras
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There is a remedial problem on this bridge. On both sides of the river there are too many roads entering/exiting the beltway in too short a distance, most with woefully inadequate merge lanes. That leads to a lot of lane changing and turbulence. That stretch of 495 would benefit from dedicated thru lanes with no local exits from, say, I-66/Tysons to the 270 split. And much bulked up merge lanes. This would be akin to what has already been done on 395 through the Springfield Mixing Bowl and on the approaches to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

For a billion dollars, they'd dang well better include a wide sidewalk/bike lane as well, similar to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The American Legion Bridge sails directly over the C&O Canal and towpath and the Capital Crescent trail. It's just plug ugly stupid not to connect. On the Virginia side it should connect to bike friendly streets in McLean with signage to the several trails in that area. A river crossing is too expensive to waste. Get full value. Add a sidewalk/bike lane.

13 posted on 11/15/2019 4:10:48 PM PST by sphinx (q2)
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I guess the wealthy members of the swamp won’t ever allow a bridge farther up the Patomac. All the traffic from Gaithersburg and north going to Dulles, etc. would no longer have to get on the beltway at all.


15 posted on 11/15/2019 4:18:37 PM PST by Freee-dame
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An alternative bridge, say 6 lanes, right over Dan Snyder’s house would solve many of these problems...


26 posted on 11/15/2019 5:57:58 PM PST by nicollo (I said no!)
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