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Tuesday: Woodside council considers fate of three Woodside bridges

Original post made on Mar 10, 2014

Woodside has three two-lane, single-span, century-old bridges -- on Kings Mountain Road, Portola Road and Mountain Home Road. All are eligible for replacement and the Town Council, which meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, is facing choices that could involve millions of dollars and potentially affect Woodside's rural character.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:09 AM

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Posted by Generation X
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Mar 10, 2014 at 6:40 pm

A $159,000 study to determine if the bridges are safe for "vehicle that are heavier, larger and more powerful"?

Replacement bridges twice as wide as current bridges and .."and could involve millions of dollars with the potential to affect the rural character of Woodside?"

Aren't these bridges safe for existing local traffic patterns?

Why not limit vehicle load exposure?

Don't buy into overstaffed bureaucrats looking to justify their jobs.


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Posted by Donald
a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2014 at 8:56 am

Hmmm, let's see now, on one hand we have federal money that will bring the bridges into compliance with modern safety standards, and on the other hand we have the vanishing delusion of Woodside's "rural character". That seems like an easy choice to me.


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Posted by John Ullom
a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2014 at 9:49 pm

There is a bridge in Half Moon Bay similar to the those mentioned in this story. The City Council has spent 500 grand on nobody knows what yet has not done a forensic analysis.

While the Mayor and other Council Members have feigned concern for the safety of the bridge, they have done nothing to mitigate the safety issues that they have ginned up.

The citizens of Woodside are fortunate to have a City Council that is considering finding out what they are working with prior to spending all the OPM they can get ahold of.

See just how luck you folks are in Woodside: -- Web Link