Opinion: Drawbridges an excellent idea

What happened to the suggestion in a recent letter to the Independent for drawbridges?
An excellent idea. The sides of the trench might need work but the tracks would not need lowering. The bridges need replacing anyway, so why not with drawbridges?
Drawbridges with the same height might not need to be raised for several years, as the railroads say they won’t send double-decker trains for years. By then the bridges might rust shut for lack of use, but that would be easier to fix than building higher bridges when needed.
So, lets talk up drawbridges as a fine solution for downtown Middlebury. Maybe with big overhead beams like a Van Gogh painting. Imagine the tourists that would bring.
Peter Grant

Share this story:

More News
News Uncategorized

Fresh Air Fund youths returning to county

The Fresh Air Fund, initiated in 1877 to give kids from New York City the opportunity to e … (read more)

Obituaries Uncategorized

Mark A. Nelson of Bristol

BRISTOL — A memorial service for Mark A. Nelson of Bristol will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday … (read more)

Sports Uncategorized

High school athletes ready for fall playoffs this week

See when your favorite high school team is competing in the fall sports playoffs.

Share this story: