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Matthews Bridge Replacement Ideas

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Given that they're now planning a new design for a replacement of the Matthews Bridge, I've always wanted a design similar to the bridge they have in sidney australia which I think is a nice looking bridge. Just think what kind of symbol that would be for Jacksonville. It would definitely make the city more noticeable I think to have a bridge similar to that which is really nice!

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^Yes, I'm hoping they don't opt for a boring concrete bridge like the Fuller Warren. That's kinda bland.

Whatever they build, I want them to include room for a transit lane, so that some kind of rail or something could be extended to Arlington. Kinda how there is a Skyway lane on the Acosta.

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I was looking at a DOT website a while back (If I remember the site, I'll post it). All of the proposals included two transit lanes (one in each direction), and none were like the Fuller Warren (If I remember, they were cable stayed, similar to the dames point).

If you think about it, you probably have to have some structure to the bridge, in order to have a wide clearance for ships (which is not a concern around the Fuller Warren).

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I am sure that the city will add lights and the new bridge will be an improvement. Right now, we need to concentrate on more pressing issues though like the courthouse, convention center, etc...

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