October 14, 2010

Super Chicken-sh!tless..

Some posts just write themselves:


Stimulus-funded bridge in Bothell a boon or boondoggle?

President Obama's stimulus plan has delivered a new bridge just outside Seattle — not to South Park, but over North Creek in Bothell.

By Mike Lindblom
Seattle Times transportation reporter
President Obama's stimulus plan has delivered a new bridge just outside Seattle — not to South Park, but over North Creek.

Employees on their lunch break are watching salmon spawn this week below the wooden, arch-truss span, built for $260,000. It's the newest piece of a three-mile Bothell city trail, which reaches a huge employment cluster and college campus.

But some passers-by are baffled, including Tom Tangen, who worked nearby earlier this year. A sidewalk already exists 20 paces away to cross the stream, along Northeast 195th Street near I-405.

"It's kind of embarrassing to have a bridge like this, that's not needed," he says.

..no shit!

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