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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:11 am
 


Title: After 88 years, Victoria's Blue Bridge comes down
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Posted By: Hyack
Date: 2012-02-26 17:41:56
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:11 am
 


While it's a shame to see such a local icon come down it is a bridge, and bridges don't last forever.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:30 am
 


What a bloody shame! It's more the loss because the E&N doesn't come into the downtown anymore. Not a big deal to a lot of people, I know, but to tourists it was quite handy to be able to take that train from Nanaimo right up to the Bastion Square area.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:42 am
 


BartSimpson BartSimpson:
What a bloody shame! It's more the loss because the E&N doesn't come into the downtown anymore. Not a big deal to a lot of people, I know, but to tourists it was quite handy to be able to take that train from Nanaimo right up to the Bastion Square area.


Victoria makes a habit out of short sighted decisions.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:01 pm
 


I imagine traffic on the Bay St is going to become nuts.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:20 pm
 


This illustrates the dismissive contempt for the E&N that I've observed in Vic for a long time. It galls me that decisions like this will eventually put the E&N out of business and then Vic, the province, and Ottawa will spend billions to replace it with light rail.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:52 pm
 


Spent many an early morning running across that bridge for PT. Spent many Monday mornings leaving a weekends worth of booze and burritos in the water below! 8O


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:25 pm
 


BartSimpson BartSimpson:
What a bloody shame! It's more the loss because the E&N doesn't come into the downtown anymore. Not a big deal to a lot of people, I know, but to tourists it was quite handy to be able to take that train from Nanaimo right up to the Bastion Square area.



There is no need for the E&N to run into downtown Victoria, since it doesn't have a passanger service and isn't likely to ever get one back.

So, sad as it is the Blue Bridge is comming down it's now, nothing more than a costly reminder of a promise made to Vancouver Island about it's future in Canada. :roll:


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2Cdo 2Cdo:
Spent many an early morning running across that bridge for PT. Spent many Monday mornings leaving a weekends worth of booze and burritos in the water below! 8O


Maybe that was you I kept passing on my way back to the ship from Big Bad Johns. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:42 pm
 


BartSimpson BartSimpson:
This illustrates the dismissive contempt for the E&N that I've observed in Vic for a long time. It galls me that decisions like this will eventually put the E&N out of business and then Vic, the province, and Ottawa will spend billions to replace it with light rail.


The Feds just denied their share to bring up the E&N.

Bullshit.


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Freakinoldguy Freakinoldguy:
2Cdo 2Cdo:
Spent many an early morning running across that bridge for PT. Spent many Monday mornings leaving a weekends worth of booze and burritos in the water below! 8O


Maybe that was you I kept passing on my way back to the ship from Big Bad Johns. :D


Never a big fan of The Old Forge. Preferred live music at the Waterfront Cabaret or that little place on Bastion Square! PDT_Armataz_01_11


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:50 pm
 


Didn't you hang around Popeyes?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:23 pm
 


It's sad to see a piece of history like that be demolished. I see a lot of that locally here. Usually short sighted decisions by people of limited imagination.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:47 pm
 


Freakinoldguy Freakinoldguy:
2Cdo 2Cdo:
Spent many an early morning running across that bridge for PT. Spent many Monday mornings leaving a weekends worth of booze and burritos in the water below! 8O


Maybe that was you I kept passing on my way back to the ship from Big Bad
Johns. :D


Still dribbling peanut shells???


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:05 pm
 


Hyack Hyack:
Freakinoldguy Freakinoldguy:
2Cdo 2Cdo:
Spent many an early morning running across that bridge for PT. Spent many Monday mornings leaving a weekends worth of booze and burritos in the water below! 8O


Maybe that was you I kept passing on my way back to the ship from Big Bad
Johns. :D


Still dribbling peanut shells???



Till I got to the doc it wasn't just the peanut shells I was dribbling. :lol:


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