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18 mins ago, bob_G said:

I still recall the day the 290 bridge collapsed.  I was a sophomore in high school.  Rt 290 was still under construction.  The steel beams weren't fastened to anything. 

Frigen union guys:shock:

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1 min ago, bob_G said:

Dorchester Street was where she moved.  The home they took was on Endicott Street.

Granddads house that was taken was on Seymour Street........part of a large parcel that he owned that held two other three deckers.

 

 No one ever spoke about how he was able to acquire that parcel.....and no one ever asked.  

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Just now, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

Frigen union guys:shock:

If I recall, one of the girders fell onto an oil truck, and the truck burst into flames.

All the while the road was under construction, us kids would ride our bikes on the unpaved road and watch the construction.  No one ever threw us out.  It was surreal.

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7 mins ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

Frigen union guys:shock:

 

3 mins ago, bob_G said:

If I recall, one of the girders fell onto an oil truck, and the truck burst into flames.

All the while the road was under construction, us kids would ride our bikes on the unpaved road and watch the construction.  No one ever threw us out.  It was surreal.

That frigen union guys comment was in jest 

35 years IBEW

 

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15 hours ago, robc22 said:

I know some will laugh but why bridges? Why not replace them with tunnels under the canal and be done with it. The canal isn't very deep so they would not have to dig to heck and back plus they could use the existing approaches......

I keep asking that same question.

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On 7/18/2020 at 2:48 PM, Joe G said:

290 took a three decker and a good chunk of land by eminent domain from my grandfather in Worcester 

 

Unsure what he was paid.  Subject was never spoken about

The Sorentini family fought eminent domain for the Sagamore flyover project causing several costly delays and a significant chunk of change as I recall.  Also I am not sure of the particulars but someone fought the eminent domain process and won for the Rt. 25 approach to the Bourne Bridge..............

 

Eminent Domain is not as cut and dry as many think and this whole battle could go to Federal court............

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27 mins ago, b-ware said:

The Sorentini family fought eminent domain for the Sagamore flyover project causing several costly delays and a significant chunk of change as I recall.  Also I am not sure of the particulars but someone fought the eminent domain process and won for the Rt. 25 approach to the Bourne Bridge..............

 

Eminent Domain is not as cut and dry as many think and this whole battle could go to Federal court............

 

Ya, I seem to recall that as an older gal......had some type of a farm, livery, or animal operation up in that area.  Got the state to divert the approach.  Maybe my younger brother has more details.

 

Good for her!

 

 

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On 7/15/2020 at 11:15 PM, bob_G said:

Construction will not begin before five years at the earliest.

 

So translated, what does this really mean?

Big dig part ii?

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1 hour ago, Joe G said:

 

Ya, I seem to recall that as an older gal......had some type of a farm, livery, or animal operation up in that area.  Got the state to divert the approach.  Maybe my younger brother has more details.

 

Good for her!

 

 

It was Mrs. Ingersoll. She had deep pockets and good lawyers.

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12 hours ago, b-ware said:

...........

 

Eminent Domain is not as cut and dry as many think and this whole battle could go to Federal court............

 

It will be interesting to see how the following land acquisition in Bourne will unfold..

 

As part of rerouting the roads adjacent to the bridges, one will be building an on ramp from Scenic Highway to Rt. 25 westbound.

 

 

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On 7/17/2020 at 10:44 PM, robc22 said:

I know some will laugh but why bridges? Why not replace them with tunnels under the canal and be done with it. The canal isn't very deep so they would not have to dig to heck and back plus they could use the existing approaches......

I believe it has to do with that the cape is mostly silty sand and not rock, so tunnels wouldn't be very stable or something along those lines.

I might have it backwards.


 

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