Money better spent on attracting businesses

"When was the last time you picked a destination to visit or live because of a bridge?"

Let’s be honest for a moment. When was the last time you picked a destination to visit or live because of a bridge?  If one votes “yes” for the walking bridge, one of three things has happened.

Perhaps you believe that people do choose to travel somewhere due the presence of a bridge.  If you believe that then you would see the bridge as an investment in a brighter future for Trail.

In order for the proposed bridge to become the longest suspension bridge in North America, it would have to exceed 4,260 feet. This is roughly 4/5 of a mile. My guess is that the author of the letter in the paper meant to say “pedestrian suspension bridge.”

This is yet another example of poor quality information being dispersed to the public.

Perhaps you believe it will promote “a healthy lifestyle.”  People who choose to walk for health are already out there walking.

They do not require your tax dollars to give them another place to walk.

Also be aware that no final engineering concept exists and no final costs are therefore possible. What you don’t see may kill your budget.

Surely, the good people of Trail could see fit to demand the cheapest approach with the savings used to attract job-creating businesses to the area. That is what Trail needs in order to grow.

Connie Smith


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