Back to the Massey Bridge from the Richmond Side

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City of Richmond Councillor Carol Day joins the discussion on the Massey Bridge in a letter published in the Delta Optimist. This saga of the Massey Tunnel morphing into a ten lane bridge has a history that goes back over a decade, with a host of constantly changing rationales and purposes, and a burgeoning multi-billion dollar taxpayer-funded price tag.

Concerns are many for this bridge placement at this location. There is the sensitivity of the Fraser River Delta, the destruction of more Class 1 farmland which was purportedly “protected” in the Agricultural Land Reserve, the fact that such a large bridge will simply move vehicles into parking lots on either side, and the fact that a twinned tunnel replacement was never seriously examined.

As Councillor Day notes “In 2006, the B.C. Liberal government’s Gateway Program looked ahead to “twinning the George Massey Tunnel under the south arm of…

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