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Author Topic: Massachusetts beginning process to replace Tobin Bridge  (Read 5004 times)

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Massachusetts beginning process to replace Tobin Bridge
« on: September 21, 2023, 01:40:13 PM »

MassDOT is beginning the process to ultimately replace the Tobin Bridge, opened in 1950 and a key element of Boston’s highway infrastructure.


https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/massdot-begins-planning-for-eventual-replacement-of-tobin-bridge/3141568/
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Re: Massachusetts beginning process to replace Tobin Bridge
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2023, 04:13:05 AM »

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"If it’s not broken, don’t fix it," said school bus driver Richard Thomas.

Thomas is not looking forward to what a replacement would mean in terms of diverted traffic in the area.

"I drive for the school bus so it’s gonna make my job a little harder, and like when the kids get out of school they want to get home, you know?" he said.

They'll just interview any idiot for one of these, huh?
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Re: Massachusetts beginning process to replace Tobin Bridge
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2023, 11:01:17 AM »

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"If it’s not broken, don’t fix it," said school bus driver Richard Thomas.

Thomas is not looking forward to what a replacement would mean in terms of diverted traffic in the area.

"I drive for the school bus so it’s gonna make my job a little harder, and like when the kids get out of school they want to get home, you know?" he said.

They'll just interview any idiot for one of these, huh?

This news station especially. They're one of those "here's the meteorologically perfect 10 day forecast" stations.
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Re: Massachusetts beginning process to replace Tobin Bridge
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2023, 03:06:07 PM »

A tunnel facility would be the best outcome, perhaps imitating I-95 in Baltimore - Fort McHenry or one of the Hampton Roads structures.   
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Re: Massachusetts beginning process to replace Tobin Bridge
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2023, 03:27:03 PM »

A tunnel facility would be the best outcome, perhaps imitating I-95 in Baltimore - Fort McHenry or one of the Hampton Roads structures.

A good idea that nevertheless won’t happen, at least in our lifetimes.
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