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Should the Manhattan bridge and Williamsburg bridges be replaced?

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Should the DOT build new bridges to replace these two given the fact that they had major problems with weight as well as rusting issues? I know the Manhattan bridge was just rehabbed in 2001 but still, the elements are a problem. Any opinions?

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1. Correct me if I'm wrong, I believe the Williamsburg also went to rehab.

 

2. With VG8, we have problems funding projects for the MTA, what makes you think we have the money to build two new bridges?

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I mean really if money was of no object I'm sure all of the bridges in the area would've been replaced by now, but in addition to money there's the issue of how big the bridge should be and what sort of options should be made for transportation.

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Won't they eventually have to replace the Williamsberg Bridge & Manhattan Bridge with a new structure?

 

I know they replaced the Wills Ave Bridge with a new one.

 

Either way, I hope whenever the Manhattan Bridge is replaced they will use the opportunity to put the subway in a underwater tube rather than making a new Bridge w/ subway tracks on it.

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Either way, I hope whenever the Manhattan Bridge is replaced they will use the opportunity to put the subway in a underwater tube rather than making a new Bridge w/ subway tracks on it.

 

 

That is illogical. You are just asking for more money. Replacing an old bridge with a new bridge is one thing, but requesting to also build a tunnel is literally doubling your money..maybe even more.

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No... the Brooklyn bridge has lasted over 125 years, and so will these bridges. They have gotten recent repair work. There is no need for replacement anytime soon. Probably not even in our lifetimes if things stay intact.

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These bridges are really solid and were designed to last for decades upon decades, so I don't see any value in replacing them until the bridge is literally about to fall into the river.

 

The Tappan Zee on the other hand.....

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I will say no; if the bridges have lasted this long, they will easily last another 100 years. Keep in mind that these bridges are greatly over-engineered; the bridges that age quickly are mostly those built right after World War 2.

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No... the Brooklyn bridge has lasted over 125 years, and so will these bridges. They have gotten recent repair work. There is no need for replacement anytime soon. Probably not even in our lifetimes if things stay intact.

 

The new WTC complex will not be done in our lifetime!

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The new WTC complex will not be done in our lifetime!

 

 

What does that have to do with what I said? :huh:

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No, replacing bridges is like removing a landmark from New York City. The bridges are already old, and why need to replace them? They still work, and still durable!

 

 

I agree but you can only rebuild a bridge so many times before it has to be replaced!

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I agree but you can only rebuild a bridge so many times before it has to be replaced!

 

You also have to take into account that should we one day get another major earthquake, those bridges will not hold. It's a miracle they did not fall last year!

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In my world, the Manhattan Bridge would be replaced. It's been a known and widely accepted fact that the subway tracks should not have been constructed on the outer portion of the span instead of the middle.

 

Too bad I don't have the trillions of dollars to finance such a feat.

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You also have to take into account that should we one day get another major earthquake, those bridges will not hold. It's a miracle they did not fall last year!

 

 

Only way that would happen if the center of the earthquake was right below or close to the Metro NYC area.

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Y'know what, your becoming a depotofrelax… I also have a strong conviction that you are him.

 

If this is about suspension bridges, take into account that suspension bridges are supposed to move.

 

The new WTC complex will not be done in our lifetime!

 

 

Wut… It'll be done in about 5-6 years.

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Y'know what, your becoming a depotofrelax… I also have a strong conviction that you are him.

 

If this is about suspension bridges, take into account that suspension bridges are supposed to move.

 

 

 

Wut… It'll be done in about 5-6 years.

 

It's a damn joke, and if you are comparing me to that retard, then drop it! I am not him. Do I look like I have a grammar problem?

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I will say no; if the bridges have lasted this long, they will easily last another 100 years. Keep in mind that these bridges are greatly over-engineered; the bridges that age quickly are mostly those built right after World War 2.

 

 

Exactly.

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