For seven or more years, the city of Tacoma has been in the bridge rehab business and The News Tribune has been painting and welding right along side. If the Murray Morgan and Hylebos bridges can be out of service for years, their necessity is highly suspect. Small business owners have failed or relocated with these bridge closures. Emergency services have new routes for accessing properties.
The city of Tacoma is in a budget crisis and can’t even fill potholes, but they can maintain unnecessary bridges? What, all because they got some free money? Given by a country (read taxpayers) laboring under massive, unsustainable debt.