The Port Mann Bridge appears to be the newest white elephant for taxpayers. Will drivers go back to using the bridge, given ice bombs, black ice and - who knows what's next? Maybe faulty billing to credit cards and misreading of licence plates?
Mary Polak, our illustrious minister of transportation, claims taxpayers will not be left holding the bag for new expenses because the contract specifically states their will be no ice build up on overhead cables.
However, logic dictates that moisture from high above must go somewhere and that is likely down onto the bridge deck.
My suggestion is we go back to using our old bridge for the interim (say until summer has arrived). The fast ferries sold for about $20 million. A good bridge auction could raise us the money to get the 300 new buses required for our Surrey-Langley bus network.
David Walters, Surrey
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