Murray Earmarks Three Million to Replace South Park Bridge

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1
So why are Sloggers anti-Viaduct, anti-520 bridge, etc., but think spending $131 million to replace this little-used bridge (I'm speaking in relative terms here) is just a dandy idea?
2
73 million dollars? They'd better be building a bridge across the damn puget sound for that.
3
Build, baby, build!

Go South Park!
4
@1 You misunderstand. A lot of us are against wasteful or stupid transportation choices. The SP bridge is the only real way in or out of an entire portion of the city; that's not stupid or wasteful. It's a necessity.
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Besides, the folks in Georgetown are nifty.

It's exactly because it was never a priority of the Billionaires and Millionaires that think Citizens of Seattle are their serfs that we like it.
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@4
Umm, no, the South Park bridge is not the only real way in or out of South Park.

The Stranger likes this bridge because South Park is a hardscrabble, semi-industrial, low-rent enclave with colorful dive bars.
7
I love how some of you want to fight against a South Park bridge but are all for a ridiculously frivolous First Hill street car that goes places you can very easily walk to. Give me a break people.
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@7: I'm all for the South Park bridge, and the downtown waterfront (aka, "the tunnel"), and putting a bike path across 520. Invest in Seattle, I say. She's worth it!

As for the streetcar, the only way I can see it penciling out economically is if it makes Seattle more of a tourist draw (along with our new traffic-free downtown waterfront with a boardwalk and hopping bars and romantic restaurants and really talented buskers).
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You bet it's worth it. Some of the best Mexican restaraunts in Seattle are on the south side of that bridge.
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@4: C'mon, that's more than a bit of hyperbole. It's the most direct way in and out, but not even close to the *only* way.
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@4, 10 - Well, since I've been daily subjected to the Metro re-route on the 60 & the 131 ever since the bridge closed at the end of June, I can tell you that it most definitely FEELS LIKE the SP Bridge was the only real way in & out of South Park. It's not an exaggeration to say that Georgetown and South Park are now completely cut off from one another.

Yay for Patty Murray!!!

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muy macho is reason enough.