I had no idea. Wouldn't that be something for Mobile?
You know that would be the tallest river bridge in the world right?
The largest in the US is the VZ Narrows in NY at 228ft.
I-10 Bridge across the Mobile River
Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:20 PM
Posted 16 May 2007 - 12:12 PM
Something is going to have to be done to get ALDOT to consider something other than the current waterfront proposal. Mobile can't afford to kill the goose that laid the golden egg by damaging the maritime industry. Even a bridge with a height of 190 feet won't be high enough in the long run -- container ships are getting taller and taller. Several maritime firms will be put out of business or forced to limit their operations if that bridge is built, and this is simply unacceptable.
I am surprised that no one has given a more southern route any consideration. A southern bridge would also give the chance to build a truly magnificent bridge that would serve as an icon for the city of Mobile. I think the cost is the largest factor here, but if the bridge is tolled, then a portion of the cost would be covered.
Posted 16 May 2007 - 02:06 PM
Posted 01 October 2007 - 01:25 PM
The presentation is available in .pdf format at this link.
Posted 01 October 2007 - 06:39 PM
Posted 03 October 2007 - 08:48 PM
Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:27 AM
Posted 04 October 2007 - 02:29 PM
I'm sorry... I don't understand? could you explain this more. I don't know what that bridge looks like in tampa.
It has a regular boring, short bridge that leads up to the main span. The bridge to Dauphin Island is a great example. It's all short until you get to the center and it's rather tall. Except in this case, the tall part would be a cable stayed design.
Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:52 PM
According to that presentation, the eastern interchange of the proposed West Mobile Bypass and I-65 will apparently be constructed in Chickasawbouge Park.
It also calls for the destruction of downtown buildings in order to resolve the current entry problems to the Wallace tunnel, thus increasing the impact of the downtown interchange. I wish we could dissolve that interchange and tunnel altogether.
Edited by The Dude, 04 October 2007 - 04:53 PM.
Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:28 AM
Docks oppose southern proposal for I-10 crossing
Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:15 AM
North bridge bypass is out