Watch the video to see what liquefied soil looks like.
And ask yourself -- are you willing to pay
- TOLLS across every bridge in Salem, and
- LOCAL GAS TAX, and
- HIGHER CAR TABS FEE, and
- MORE PROPERTY TAX
And that's just so that developers can get you to build them an unnecessary piece of highway sprawl over a section of river that will turn into a milkshake when the Big 9.0+ Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake comes (1 in 3 chance of arrival in next 50 years)?
Not to mention -- the tolls needed to fund this monster are so big that they would, by themselves, radically drop the number of trips across the bridge, making any construction unnecessary. In other words, all that is needed is to toll the Willamette River crossings in Salem now, and presto, problem solved. With a little bit of creative thinking, we could use the funds raised to provide 7-day bus service from 6 a.m. to midnight with heavier runs to and from West Salem during commuter hours.