Government kills plans to twin Port Mann Bridge

The Republic

portmannBut then government starts whimsically making up new projects as they go along, costing billions more

British Columbia Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon last week stood beside Premier Gordon Campbell as both professional politicians huddled geekily under those incongruous hard hats looking as out of place as sensible shoes on a hooker. They gathered the media to announce with great fanfare the cancellation of the $1.8 billion twinning of the Port Mann Bridge—a courageous and smart move in line with what The Republic has long advocated.

Unfortunately, they followed up that news immediately with the announcement of a new $3.2 billion single span bridge and the tear-down of the existing Port Mann Bridge. Still, the twinning project is dead. We take our small victories where we can.

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