says: (3/8/08 12:15 PM)
Arched Bascule would be consistent with the rest of the city but I really liked the stayed bascule better.
says: (3/8/08 12:22 PM)
Cable-Stayed Swing, Cable-Stayed Swing, Cable-stayed Swing!!! I admire your opinion and live your site...but I just don't think we need *another* arched bridge. I like the idea that there could be different looks for the different waterfronts in town.
Thanks for all the hard work!
says: (3/8/08 12:50 PM)
I'm in the cable-stayed swing bridge camp! I like it, I like it a lot.
I love your site, JD! Thanks for the hard work.
says: (3/9/08 12:27 PM)
i told you if you opened this up to comments, you'd get some interesting discussions. i'm with otavio...cable stayed all the way (hey that rhymes! i should get it made into a t-shirt)
if that doesn't work, the retractile is pretty cool too! :)
says: (3/9/08 12:33 PM)
Theres enough fake traditional stuff in this city, how about something innovative this time around, something iconic, not another arched bascule bridge that looks exactly the same as every other bridge in the area. Something that represents the promise and technological prowess of our time. Trying to keep a city looking like it's still in the past doesn't make a real world class city, its the ability to see a positive evolution.
says: (3/9/08 5:16 PM)
Does anyone else think the plan to cut two entrances in the brick wall running north of "The Yards" is inadequate? The wall kills all activity for two long blocks along M and I worry that without several large, welcoming entrances, those blocks will remain dead.
I'm sure "The Yards" developer is happy to keep people inside the compound, but I don't think this is responsible planning.
With some well matched, historically respectful archways the wall could become a well traveled gateway to the new riverfront.
says: (3/10/08 11:58 AM)
Cable-Stayed, it's atleast progressive looking. Lets move into the 21st century vs. adding yet another fake monumental feature.
says: (3/10/08 12:26 PM)
The problem I see with the cable-stayed bridge is that, while striking to look at, it's the only one of the four that puts the pedestrian/bike path in the middle of the bridge, instead of one on each side where pedestrians can actually see the vistas and not be dealing with cars and trucks on both sides of them:
(page 2-12 for cable-stayed, and pages 2-9 and 2-10 for the other three).
They also can't pick the cable stayed if they don't decide to do the oval at South Capitol and Potomac.
I *love* walking across the old fuddy-duddy arched bascule Memorial Bridge.
says: (3/10/08 2:44 PM)
Add me to the cable-stayed swing and stayed-bascule bridge groups, if just for the fact that they'll both complement the modern look of the baseball stadium. The arched bascule bridges around the city look great against the Lincoln Memorial and other landmarks nearby - why not pair Nationals Park with a fitting bridge? And while I totally see JD's point about the pedestrian/bike paths I hope they can modify those to sit on the outside of the roadway.
says: (3/10/08 5:52 PM)
A problem I see is that deleting the northbound ramp to I-395 will be done to accommodate new buildings alongside the SW/SE Freeway viaduct, thus making that freeway's future underground replacement far more difficult and expensive to construct.
The project is seriously flawed for not marking out the needed space for this future tunnel construction (for the SW/SE Freeway and a South Capitol Street tunnel), nor for ramp connections.
says: (3/11/08 1:50 PM)
Count me as another vote for the cable-stayed swing design. I echo the other sentiments that the area needs it own unique identity, and what better way than a signature bridge. As any Bostonian will tell you, the Zakim/Bunker Hill Bridge (also a cable-stayed design) has quickly become a defining feature of that city's skyline. I also support build alternative #2, with the oval being a big selling point.
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