Rethink the Massey Bridge

Design shouldn’t be based on convenience for the LNG industry.

There is a proposal to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Again.

Just like the Alex Fraser Bridge, Port Metro Vancouver is recommending an air draft around 60 to 65 metres for the new Massey Bridge to allow huge LNG tankers to visit a proposed LNG terminal on the Fraser River.

How convenient for the LNG industry – but extremely inconvenient and costly, not just for the rest of us, but to the environment as well.

It isn’t rocket science to realize carbon emissions/pollution from traffic increase dramatically when having to climb a steeper grade.

Will the public have to suffer another steep bridge like the Alex Fraser nightmare riddled with stalls and accidents (among the Lower Mainland’s top 10 worst crash sites in 2013)?

The Alex Fraser has an air draft of 57 metres. Why so high when, so far this year, the tallest ship to pass under it was only 35 metres?

If we have to build the Massey bridge, then please, let’s make it a mole hill and let it inconvenience industry.

Jason Lewko



Just Posted

VIDEO: Surrey hair salon joins sustainability initiative

Hair can be used to create boom to clean up oil spills: Green Circle Salons

White Rock breaks temperature record

B.C. city was the hottest in all of Canada

South Surrey church members ‘praying for accused mother… for the whole process’

Lisa Batstone’s second-degree murder trial continues this week in B.C. Supreme Court

City will ask Fraser Health to remove pay parking at SMH, Surrey councillor says

Surrey’s new council has already made parking free on neighbouring city streets

VIDEO: Health and Technology District breaks ground on new building

City Centre 3 is the third of eight planned buildings: Lark Group

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

Everett pulls ahead in Western Conference standings over Vancouver Giants

Western Hockey League’s G-Men, who lost 6-5 to Everett Saturday, now prepares to take on Victoria.

Price makes 36 saves as Habs edge Canucks 3-2

Late goal lifts Montreal past Vancouver

BC Minister of Agriculture loses stepson to accidental overdose

Lana Popham announces death of her 23-year-old stepson, Dan Sealey

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

‘Toxic’ chosen as the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Other top contenders for 2018 include ‘gaslighting’ and ‘techlash’

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

1 woman dead, man in hospital after ‘suspicious’ crash: police

Homicide investigators and Burnaby RCMP are investigating the fatal collision

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Most Read