If you live or have friends who live in Hopewell, you’re probably just as in love with the bridge project on North Greenwood as I am. I have to say that ever since this project started I’ve cursed in my head while being detoured an extra 3 miles a day any time I need to leave town. Between the amount of time it now takes me to run simple tasks and the morning traffic, I just about had it. Yes, this blog post is a bit of a rant.
What really gets me is that this bridge is TINY. TINY. TINY.
It is estimated to take 13 months to complete. The project started in October 2010.
Just to mention:
It takes a human embryo to become a living breathing baby 10 months. In 13 months you get a beautiful babbling baby who can see that construction with those beautiful grey blue eyes.
The Empire State Building took 18 months to build in 1930. Just 5 months more than this TINY bridge. Have you seen the Empire State Building? Pretty impressive.
The bridge project is estimated to cost $3.2 MILLION. Don’t worry now, it seems they should fall in budget. Does anyone recall the blood sweat and tears put into the grass-roots effort to put the new parks in town for about $200K? Just sayin.
This detour is costing us more than a headache. It’s our time and our money. If you estimate this detour to be 3 miles, it’s costing everyone who drives ONCE to work an extra $130 during these 13 months just to get to work. This doesn’t include all the other people driving mulitple times a day.
Is it me or does it seem RIDICULOUS that this project is taking so long? Please people talk to me.
On a fun note, check out this guy’s LEGO bridge. Very very cool.