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Tag: Murray Morgan bridge

Feb.
19th

TACOMA: Before there was a Murray Morgan Bridge

Re: “Bridge links city’s past, future” (TNT, 2-16).

My father would not have seen the Murray Morgan Bridge when he visited in 1908. It was not yet there. In 1908, my father, then 19, had been working for several years to earn money for college but decided he could afford a vacation.

He was a native San Franciscan, wished to visit the Pacific Northwest and booked passage on the steamship US President, 400 feet long and transporting freight and passengers to the Puget Sound. It boasted one of the first wireless sets on the Pacific Coast, capable of ranging

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Dec.
6th

TACOMA: Bridge rehab not necessary

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

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