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Squawk of the Day, April 6, 2012

"Suggest we name the new bridge “you can’t fix stupid.” It’s an unorthodox name, but it sure reflects the reasoning behind spending millions of dollars on a totally unnecessary project."

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Comments

Abytaxpayer 2 years ago

But just think how much easier that NEW Bridge will make it to get to the money pit on the East Bank to throw more money at the Radiator Shop property.

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Citizen_A 2 years ago

I think a few people have missed the fact that the City will have to repay 1 million back if the project doesn't go through...I think it is more of a waste to throw that million away with nothing to show for it. At least if the new bridge is built, we will have something to show for the money. There is nothing unnecessary about a structurally sound bridge.

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beartrap 2 years ago

ever heard the expression "throwing good money after bad"...it's gonna cost a lot more than a million dollars to build another one...keep it as a pedestrian bridge and name it after James Bush and Tommie Postell..........

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tywebb 2 years ago

or better yet....johnnie johnson!

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Cartman 2 years ago

And take that second arch out of storage and put it up over the bridge as a second monument to bad taste and wasteful spending.

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chinaberry25 2 years ago

I am for leaving to old bridge the way it is. Since Albany is declining in population, they do not need it. I go over the bridge in rush hour and their is hardly any traffic on the Oglethorpe Bridge. Use it as a walk across bridge and if the economy ever picks up on the cash end, then fix that one up. We do not have excess funds to build a new one and a million is like a thimble and a sand on the beach.

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Amazed2 2 years ago

Well we have managed to do without it for a long time now so why de Heck do we need to spend millions for a new one?? Just walk down one block and cross over on the modern Oglethorpe Bridge. But then I guess we won't have a project to waste money on.

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