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Old 12-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Originally Posted by gottaq View Post
Can you think of any places where you think a bridge should be built, but hasn't yet? I think Long Island should get a bridge connecting to stamford CT. that would be a huge connection... both are very dense areas yet can't connect with one another unless by boat. Where else do you think a bridge is needed?
Years ago there were proposals to connect Stamford, CT to either the Huntington or the Northport areas of Long Island. Neither makes sense anymore because the proposed supporting expressways were never built.

Look at a map. A bridge to Stamford would leave motorists at just one highway, I-95, the Connecticut Turnpike. And right now the CT turnpike is already a nightmare for traffic. It would be a traffic dead end. It would also plow through a shoreline residential neighborhood.

The other problem with building any of the Long Island crossings is that all three of the states that might build a connection; New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, are all broke. New York has to concentrate first on rebuilding what it already has, starting with the Tappan Zee bridge across the Hudson River. Connecticut has to concentrate of widening its existing traffic clogged roads. And I am not sure Rhode Island has the money right now to do anything, let alone build a huge bridge.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Can anyone here get beyond the fantasy and exp;ain to the dreamers why the particular crossings can, or can not be built. I would speculate that locl phsical obstacle are usually a limiting factor, but I'm no engineer, and can't recognize where a bridge could be anchored, or where a tunnel might be practical.
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