Bremerton-Seattle May 10, 2008 5:37:34 GMT -8
Post by EGfleet on May 10, 2008 5:37:34 GMT -8
Alas, none of this will ever happen. Between the NIMBY's on Bainbridge, the overwhelming environmental hurdles, the huge expense of building a bridge, and then the road/street network on both sides to accommodate the traffic, plus the massive overhauling of the Bainbridge terminal, there are just too many obstacles to make this even a likely possibility. It's still fun to speculate the "what-ifs", even if you know it's not going to happen. But, having said that, if they could do this, it would make for one less run for WSF to deal with, possibly a couple of fewer ferries, and one less facility.
The original plan, way back in the early 1950's was to have a bridge built from Illahee to the Island, with a second ferry terminal at Port Blakely.
Given that would place a bridge and four lane highway through Crystal Springs on Bainbridge, you can bet it is never going to happen.