Saturday, January 31, 2009

Up In The Air

Following the opening of the William Bennett bridge on May 25, 2008, demolition of the 50 year old original floating bridge began. In spite of many interim discussions an acceptable method of disposing the flotilla of pontoons has not been resolved. It was initially suggested that they be sunk to the depths of the Okanagan Lake. This suggestion has been vehemently opposed as a foreseeable contaminant to a primary water source. Suggestions that the pontoons be used for piers and marinas have also met with opposition due to the prohibitive costs involved. The exact content of the pontoons shall now be investigated to establish if grinding them up for recycled aggregate could become the preferred method of disposal. The matter has also been referred to the B.C. government to assist in determining the best possible options of a final disposal method.

1 comment:

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting topic. Fits the theme day as passages. So what is going to happen to the old bridge??? MB