No Tolls on The Bridge!
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A cheap auxiliary bridge can connect Hayden Island to Marine Drive.

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By landing near Evergreen blvd (or E 7th St.), SR14 can be left unchanged. SR 14 traffic can use the existing bridge.

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The existing bridge can remain open for Hayden island traffic with simple connections to Washington. With six lanes, there is room for bikes, peds and cars. Even light rail.

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There is about 230 ft. Between the current bridge and the hotel to the East, enough space for the new bridge to be built without tearing down the building. This will also eliminate the curve at the North end of the bridge, providing a straight freeway between Evergreen Blvd. and the South end of Hayden Island.

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One segment of the current bridge has a 2.2% grade (11 ft in 511 ft.).

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To reach 95 ft. from Evergreen Blvd., we need to gain 33 ft.(1) from riverbank in 3256 ft., a 1.0% grade

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To reach 95 ft. from E 7th St., we need to gain 55 ft.(2) in 2418 ft., a 2.3% grade

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To reach 95 ft. from the South end of Hayden Island, we need to gain 75 ft.(3) in 4393 ft, a 1.7% grade.

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To reach 95 ft. from the current landing we need to gain 70 ft.(4) in 2919 ft., a 2.4% grade.

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A 2% grade would require 3500 ft., landing a little South of mid island.

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To reach 95 ft. from Evergreen Blvd., we need to gain 33 ft.(1) from riverbank in 3769 ft., a 0.9% grade

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To reach 95 ft. from E 7th St., we need to gain 55 ft.(2) in 2931 ft., a 1.9% grade

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To reach 95 ft. from the South end of Hayden Island, we need to gain 75 ft.(3) in 3702 ft, a 2.0% grade.

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To reach 95 ft. from the current landing we need to gain 70 ft.(4) in 2228 ft., a 3.1% grade.

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