Don’t send in the reinforcements

Yet another viaduct report is out. This one apparently says, reinforcing the existing viaduct doesn’t seem to be the solution.

Seems like every viaduct report has the same theme. “Give me tunnel, or give me (death?).”

Reminds me of the ’90s animated series “Dinosaurs” — the Baby Dinosaur character kept rejecting the Dad Dinosaur by referring to him, in a high shrieky little voice, as “NOT the mama! NOT the mama! NOT the mama!” I imagine Mayor Nickels throwing similar tantrums, looking at each and every viaduct option (other than his oft-voiced preference) and shriekingly describing them as “NOT the tunnel! NOT the tunnel! NOT the tunnel!”

2 Replies to "Don't send in the reinforcements"

  • mike August 3, 2006 (6:52 pm)

    What about this idea of a bridge that would extend out over elliot bay? I heard a talk radio show discussing this option that would cost less money, be less disruptive, and would spice up the look of the city. Seems worth considering as I just have a hard time seeing us going without any N/S alternative to I-5 for 5 years.

  • Administrator August 3, 2006 (11:45 pm)

    Funny you should mention that. I came across this blog post:
    and have been looking for an excuse to mention it.

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