OT: The Mercier Bridge is a Bad Bridge Thread
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06-15-2011, 04:29 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
waffledave hit the nail on the head. It really is so sad that it reached this point. I work on the South Shore and live in the West Island so these lane re-configurations really put a wrench in my program. I now have to detour either via the Champlain or backtrack to the Langlois Bridge in Valleyfield. Not going to be a fun summer.
During the near two years I've been driving the Mercier on a daily basis, there has been several closures due to holes (yes, holes) opening up on the bridge. I just can't believe nothing has been done about it (let's build a new arena instead) until now. Even then, who knows what kind of patchwork job they're going to do this time.
This weekend in particular is going to be pure chaos going from Montreal to the South Shore and vice versa with the Champlain lane closures. At least the Mercier will have one lane operating in each direction. Even then, now that the other side will see heavy use, how long until that portion of the bridge becomes unusable?
I now plan on building a boat. Who's with me?
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