Monday, October 09, 2006

Work Almost Done on the Paul Street Bridge

It looks like construction crews are nearing the end of their work on the Paul Street bridge over the Southfield Freeway. The side rails are going up. The turn around lane is being constructed. The whole thing looks like it's on track for completion by the end of this month.

All of the construction detours have been a major pain in my ass (pardon my bluntness; the word "inconvience" just didn't seem to capture the way I feel). However, I have to admit that this is one road project that r-e-a-l-l-y needed to be done. The old bridge was in really bad shape and had been for years.

For folks who aren't from the area, but who read this blog anyway, there was a certain spot on the old bridge where you'd hear a "clanking" sound when you drove over it. It was cause by some of structural elements moving when they clearly weren't supposed to.

So, at least for the time being, I'll resist the urge to stand near the bridge and scream to construction crew, "Work faster!"

Something tells me they would not appreciate it.

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