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View Poll Results: Would You Favor A Freeway Bridge Over LK Michigan to Muskegon?
Yes, I wouldn't have to go through Chicago anymore 36 53.73%
No, I'm a party pooper! 31 46.27%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-11-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Do you have any idea what this would cost??? Wow!! Just think what kind of toll they would have to charge just to maintain it.
This is a for fun thread meaning, it's impossible but if it was would you favor it.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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This is a for fun thread meaning, it's impossible but if it was would you favor it.

Yes. I think it would be great.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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I'd love it; I live in Dubuque Iowa, my parents live in Alpena MI.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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I'd love it just for the experience of driving over it....
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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I think it would be interesting. I've only been to Northern Michigan, mainly near the Porcupine Mountains and Lake Gogebic. I'd love to see the rest of the state.
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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In the desert they have signs warning you "last stop for 100 miles". You'd need a similar one on this bridge. Or have a gas and food oasis every 30 miles. You'd almost have to for safety reasons.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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In the desert they have signs warning you "last stop for 100 miles". You'd need a similar one on this bridge. Or have a gas and food oasis every 30 miles. You'd almost have to for safety reasons.

You'd need at least one oasis. I believe that the distance is around 70 miles. You would also have to have some type of a pull-over lane for people with car troubles and for cops to pull out from to give tickets...A dismal fact of life...Three big problems would be winter weather conditions, and more generally, wind and fog.
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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You'd need at least one oasis. I believe that the distance is around 70 miles. You would also have to have some type of a pull-over lane for people with car troubles and for cops to pull out from to give tickets...A dismal fact of life...Three big problems would be winter weather conditions, and more generally, wind and fog.
It's more like 120 miles across the lake from Milwaukee to Muskegon?
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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It's more like 120 miles across the lake from Milwaukee to Muskegon?
Sorry. You are right. Its farther than I said originally. I used to leavie by boat from Door County and crossi the lake over to Michigan up there. That is only about 70 miles. But the lake widens out by the time you get as far south as Milwaukee. So it could easily be 120 miles.
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:34 AM
 
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How long is the freeway elevated going into NOLA? Miles and miles, and I know the Florida keys have a similar watery road.
But I object in the vein of "forever free and open" it applies to the shores, I think it should to the water as well.
But maybe avoiding Chicago would make it worth it!
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