FLandOBX wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:29 pm
The jug-handle bridge is a compromise solution with the environmental group that had blocked replacement of the Bonner Bridge for many years. That group would have preferred a causeway in the sound that completely circumvents Pea Island, but both sides had to make compromises to settle litigation and get the Bonner Bridge replacement project moving. The compromise will eliminate sections of existing Hwy 12 at the two vulnerable spots that you mention: (1) just south of the existing Bonner Bridge and (2) S-Turns (including Mirlo Beach), which, as you note, are always susceptible to flooding and erosion.
As I thought. EnvironMENTALists are the cause of this. I look forward to the unintended consequences of this, like most environmental policies.
Bird and bat deaths caused by windmill power.
Electricity brownouts and blackouts in California.
Clear cutting of forests as a POLICY by the National Forest Service in the 1990's as they NFS actually built roads to let logging companies access mountain forests.
Shoot, shovel, and shut up as advice to farmers when they find an endangered species on their property as a result of the Endangered Species Act and the EPA.
Biofuel alcohol mandates increasing the amount of farm land that America needs, so we have fewer forests.
What stupid idea will they think of next?