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Old 11-23-2008, 04:33 PM
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Wasteful government spending has always infuriated me. The Flagler built concrete bridge-fortress otherwise known as the "7 Mile Bridge" has been deemed "too degraded" for fishing -- because fisherman usually 'congregate in groups', adding more stress to the bridge than regular foot traffic. Golf carts were used by the all-volunteer "Pigeon Key" society to transport supplies the 2.2 miles out to the small island in between the new and the old bridges, that once served as a retreat for President Truman. The FDOT now says the bridge is too unstable even for GOLF CARTS.

FDOT instead offered to fund $750,000 in order to ferry people from a site about a mile away from the entrance to the dead end bridge. Talk about wasteful spending! And we wonder why we're always going broke here in Florida. Florida is being taken over by Northern transplant/malcontent city managers whose grandiose plans and spending habits resemble those of Saddam Hussein in the late 1980's!!! Honestly, $250,000 a year for a ferry when the same thing could be done more efficiently and much cheaper with a couple golf carts and an old Willy Jeep that looks like a Conch Train!!!

Old Seven Mile Bridge not getting repaired (http://www.keysnet.com/news/story/38558.html - broken link)
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