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Old 12-01-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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Which bridge you like better between the Blue Bridge or the Cable Bridge? Me I like the Cable Bridge better cause there is alot less traffic and I like the way the Bridge is light up at night.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:04 PM
 
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For me, living in south Kennewick aligned approximately between the two, it just depends where I'm going. If to central or east Pasco, I'll take the cable bridge. I guess there used to be a green bridge which was demolished a few years before we moved here; that was the one that once had the sundown town sign advising all persons of African heritage to be out by nightfall.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:50 AM
 
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90% of the time I use the blue bridge because it is more convenient but the cable bridge is my favorite. It's a beautiful bridge and the lighting is very nice. The blue bridge has too much of an arch. Combined with the sharp exits/entrances on each side it's dangerous. Horribly designed. As far as travel I would have to say the bridge between Richland-Pasco is the best. Smooth, flat, three lanes. Very nice.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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90% of the time I use the blue bridge because it is more convenient but the cable bridge is my favorite. It's a beautiful bridge and the lighting is very nice. The blue bridge has too much of an arch. Combined with the sharp exits/entrances on each side it's dangerous. Horribly designed. As far as travel I would have to say the bridge between Richland-Pasco is the best. Smooth, flat, three lanes. Very nice.
I agree completely on the terrible exits off the blue bridge. It's bad on both sides because on the Kennewick side you have the counterintuitive part that says, if you stay on the freeway you are going to end up going west not south, with the offramp for Columbia Drive immediately after the 395 one which was also immediate. On the Pasco side, let's see. Lewis, left exit. Tweety & Sylvester St., offramp but can't get back on IIRC. Court St., at last a real freeway exit.

And just to add to your enjoyment, the area off the Kennewick side is heavily patrolled by WSP speed traps. In case we weren't having enough fun.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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Yeah, I like to look at the Blue Bridge from a distance, but prefer not to use it regularly, and definitely not during commute hours, because of the things tcres and j_k_k noted.

For whatever reason, I don't go around the Cable Bridge much. Probably because I work in Richland and live in Prosser...
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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Sadists, with the aid and advice of a number of devils, designed the Blue Bridge and its layout for their perverse amusment.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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I like the cable bridge, very pretty expecially at night.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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Sadists, with the aid and advice of a number of devils, designed the Blue Bridge and its layout for their perverse amusment.
They especially had a good fap as they visualized the concept that you stay ON the freeway to go not straight but west. You get OFF it to go south and continue...on the same highway, which will eventually become a freeway again. And when you get off it, if you want to go east, you must immediately prepare to get over again.

I should start a thread about the dumbest designed intersection/interchange in the TC. So far my candidates would both be in Kennewick and would both revolve around 240. What moron decided there should be no westbound exit onto Tapteal, when they are trying to have a retail district there?
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:25 AM
 
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The good news is the DOT is preparing to improve 395/240 at the blue bridge. I cannot even imagine what kind of nightmare that construction zone will be.

WSDOT - Project - US 395 - Columbia Drive to SR 240 Rebuild Interchange
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Aloverton
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The good news is the DOT is preparing to improve 395/240 at the blue bridge. I cannot even imagine what kind of nightmare that construction zone will be.

WSDOT - Project - US 395 - Columbia Drive to SR 240 Rebuild Interchange
One to avoid like hog cholera, that's what kind. I just hope they didn't consult the City of Kennewick at all. Surest possible way to ensure a dumb result.
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