Bridge to replace Massey Tunnel Do we have all the facts here ?
Rendering of a proposal for a bridge over the Fraser River to replace the George Massey Tunnel.
TranBC Proposal does not mention that the bridge is to facilitate larger vessels up the South Fraser river.
I see no reason to replace the tunnel with a very costly bridge to allow larger ships, like coal and LNG ships up the South Arm of the Fraser. Build another tunnel on the side.
The money for this bridge could pay for a bridge that we are proposing, connecting the Sunshine Coast. That will give BC and the whole coastal community a real sosio-economic boost. We are part of the mainland, not an island.
LNG, coal and other commodities should be located at Woodfibre, Squamish and Port Mellon. The Fraser is more valuable as our main clean river. Commercial shipping could be replaced with tourist paddle-wheelers.
“Build it – They will come !”