They painted it to hope it would last a little longer before falling in to the river (ha).
SF had a huge overhead bridge through the city, it was harmed in the earthquake and closed. They spend $90 million to retrofit it, then two years later tore it down.
Dawson and Webster are three and four lanes wide. This would be plenty wide to accomodate a bridge of four lanes or five lanes each direction.
Build a replacement bridge for the old crumbling thing just barely south of the existing one.
The existing one had deck plates ready to fall into the river.
A new bridge may land around 5th street, yet exit ramps can turn back and connect to 3rd street easily because a lot of the land between the two streets are vacant.
THey would love to build a new bridge at a billion dollars, then in two years want to replace the existing one as well. the skyway goes through areas that have nothing there until it gets to us17.
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