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Old 07-18-2017, 10:28 AM
 
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What are your thoughts?
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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Do you mean a new crossing all together or new structures to replace the existing crossings such as the project with Goethals and Tappan Zee?
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:31 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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They just need to toll the hell out of the ones that already exist.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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Sounds like a Robert Moses train of thought
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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What are your thoughts?

If you want to start a debate on a subject at least give some sort of premise.


There are two tunnels and four bridges crossing East River, that is more than enough. Building more will only increase traffic. As things stand large parts of the East Side are already burdened with traffic trying to get to or from those crossings.


Previous statement is more spot on; time to toll the "free" bridges and that hopefully will reduce some of the traffic. Especially the sort that comes through Staten Island (to avoid tolls going into Brooklyn), but then comes back via those same free crossings to get to the Holland or Lincoln tunnels and thus into NJ and beyond.


Toll-less crossings are here in NYC/NYS so the old arguments about backing up traffic with collection plazas is moot.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:21 PM
 
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Yes. They're in bad condition.
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Yes. They're in bad condition.
How so? I don't really drive over them so I don't know. Do the roadways on the bridge just need to be rehabilitated? Why new bridges?
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:23 PM
 
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As western Brooklyn and Queens become more important, there should be a pedestrian bridge/ bikeway between Greenpoint/LIC to 34th or 42nd Street. The 59th Bridge is crap to walk or bike across. The same should be done to get to Jersey.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:46 PM
 
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Hudson needs a new one more. They should put one between lower manhattan and hoboken.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:52 PM
 
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Hudson needs a new one more. They should put one between lower manhattan and hoboken.


Posted this before; that was the original intent long before GWB. However it would have involved not only great design and construction feats, but the approaches on both New Jersey and New York City sides of any such bridge would have wiped out vast areas. Area where GWB won out because the location not only is one of the narrowest between NY and NJ over the Hudson, but the Palisades provided excellent anchorage on the NJ side.


Army Core of Engineers will *NEVER* allow a bridge across the lower Hudson between NJ and NYC today, just forget about it, thing will never happen. For one thing far too much shipping goes up and down the river meaning any such bridge would have to be quite high in order for things to clear.
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