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#21 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 12:15 PM

The location of the new Bay Bridge has been narrowed to three options, but it sounds like building a third bridge next to the existing two is the most likely choice, both for its impact on traffic and NIMBY issues.

 

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 02:26 PM

The location of the new Bay Bridge has been narrowed to three options, but it sounds like building a third bridge next to the existing two is the most likely choice, both for its impact on traffic and NIMBY issues.

 

https://www.baltimor...6cxq-story.html

 

I mean, all three options are in Anne Arundel County. So it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to build a whole new bridge and infrastructure in Pasadena when you can just build on to the existing system at Sandy Point.


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 02:48 PM

I have a better solution.

Jet packs.
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 09:08 PM

I have a better solution.

Jet packs.

 

I don't trust MD and DC drivers to drive, let alone become human Congreve rockets.


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:03 PM

I'd go with no additional bridge.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 03:01 PM

Making traffic less crowded over the bridge isn't really a concern for me. If they want to put a bridge that comes in somewhere else, say further down and giving access from like Calvert over, (or South AA) and come in somewhere lower over there, cool.

 

But adding another span here, just seems stupid here. Suck it up, or travel at off times, that's what we always did.

 

Either way seems like money better spent connecting 200 to 3/97, or building a third loop to the beltway or something. Something that will really help ALL traffic in the area and not just beach goers.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:49 PM

I mean, the best option from a geographical standpoint is probably the next narrowish point in the Bay, down by Calvert Cliffs. Then you can cut over northeast to 50 at Cambridge, or west to Vienna or even Salisbury. But that would involve a longer bridge and new roads and a hell of a lot of money with a hell of a lot of opposition.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:59 PM

I mean, the best option from a geographical standpoint is probably the next narrowish point in the Bay, down by Calvert Cliffs. Then you can cut over northeast to 50 at Cambridge, or west to Vienna or even Salisbury. But that would involve a longer bridge and new roads and a hell of a lot of money with a hell of a lot of opposition.

 

Yeah Calvert is fighting it with everything they have, they don't want to become a thru-way. I get that, but I also get that going to the Eastern Shore, OC, or even VA Beach or OBX could be shortened by hours with a bridge down there. If you HAVE to dump money into another way across the bridge, then I'd rather see something different, not more of the same. But those towns that would get cut out of the tourism loop (Easton, Cambridge etc) wouldn't be happy. Calvert wouldn't be happy with the increased traffic to get there.

 

I think Larry needs to get over his obsession with OC. He seems to think tourism there is going to save the state's finances. It's not. Crime is up. Overcrowding there sucks. It's much less of a family destination now.

 

Put that money towards making the existing every day traffic better. Another route to avoid the beltway, or something to thin out beltway traffic. If you look real hard at an old map you can see how they had plans originally for another beltway loop around the existing one. THAT would have been a gamechanger for central MD.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 02:27 PM

They'll never do this, and it would be a financial and logistical nightmare even more than an auto crossing, but a MARC line to OC would seem like an idea with a possibility of cutting down the traffic. Especially with more people commuting across the bay, having a line that can run commuters from the Shore suburbs, day/weekend-trippers to Easton and Cambridge and Salisbury, and downy-oceaners to OC, seems like it could be successful in the long-run.


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