Bridge to mainland just isn’t possible

If you want to directly bridge the Island to, say, Metro Vancouver, you’re going to have to contend with a whole host of problems.

To the Editor,

Re: Forget foot ferry, let’s build a bridge, Letters, Oct. 29.

A bridge connecting Vancouver Island to the B.C. mainland is just not possible.

If you want to directly bridge the Island to, say, Metro Vancouver, you’re going to have to contend with a whole host of problems, such as the width and depth of the Strait of Georgia, the makeup of the seafloor, the shipping lanes in the strait, the fact that we live in an earthquake zone, not to mention the environmentalists who live on the south coast who feel such a project would be extremely disruptive and dangerous, and the fact that it would become much, much more expensive to travel between the Island and Vancouver. This subject has come up again and again, and each time it’s been rejected. What makes you think it’s suddenly possible now? The best solution right now is to fix the current mismanagement of our ferry system.

David E. NelsonCourtenay