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Old 06-27-2011, 11:13 AM
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They definitely need more ferries. Jacksonville has a River Ferry that has four stops, and it runs all day, about half an hour apart. It's very successful.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:22 PM
Location: Savannah, Georgia
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I would never want to be like Jacksonville, but the ferries are fun, fast, free, and convienant. Good Idea to add another one in busy seasons.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:45 PM
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Originally Posted by deadsavannahian View Post
It would be cool, but completely unrealistic, if the Truman didn't end at President Street, but went a little west (coming in closer to downtown) and then (here is the expensive part) jump north across the river, at the same height as Talmage, and then becomes a East-West highway across the island, ending at US 17. Just imagine it, because that will never happen.

Also the pedestrian bridge sounds tight.
Lots of people, including myself, have toyed around with the idea of the Truman jumping across the river as another Talmadge-like bridge to connect with South Carolina at Highway 17 for diverting truck traffic from downtown. I wouldn't put it any further west (closer to downtown) than it is currently though. For connecting tourists/pedestrians, I don't think another roadway is the answer though since you have to go to your parking spot downtown, get in your car, then drive to the bridge and across, then find more parking on Hutchinson. Not the quickest way either. Heck, the ferry would be quicker than doing this.

As I mentioned before, an ideally designed pedestrian bridge (that doesn't interfere with shipping traffic on the river) would be perfect for a quick connection with Hutchinson. If this doesn't ever happen and we stick with ferries, then I would suggest adding one or two more (no more) and bumping up their speed for faster service.
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