Why not build a bridge to Denman Island?

Dear editor,

It surprises me there seems to have been no mention of substitution of the Denman ferry with a bridge.

Dear editor,

With recent comments regarding the Baynes Sound crossing to Denman Island, it surprises me that there seems to have been no mention of substitution of the ferry with a bridge.

A ship makes for a very expensive piece of road and even with the cost of erecting a bridge possibly exceeding that of the proposed cable ferry, the long term cost would be much less.

Now, to those Denman Islanders who wish to retain some insularity, and I do understand their concerns, a gate could be placed at the Buckley Bay side of the bridge, which could be opened and closed to coincide with the beginning and end of each day.

For emergency purposes, one person would be required to open the gate and there would be no fuel bill. There is also a good chance that after a period, the Denman Island residents would enjoy the convenience of not having to rush for the last sailing and wish the gate to be left open.

As a retired marine engineer who spent part of his career in the employ of BC Ferries (including the Denman Island route from time to time, the displacement of some crew members doesn’t sit well with me, but aren’t we all concerned with getting the greatest value for our tax dollars?

Just a few thoughts for consideration.

George Hacking,

Courtenay

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