Too much Gold Star Bridge bump-bump

I always welcome the results of maintenance and resurfacing projects like the one currently in progress on the southbound side of the Gold Star Bridge. The paving is very smooth. However, every time I cross going southbound and hit the five expansion joints in the center section of the bridge, both my car and my mind are rattled and bumped to such a degree that the situation is actually unsafe.

At times cars and trucks actually move sideways as they hit these bumps. The vibration from thousands of hits every day must also produce wear in the bridge structure. I am reminded of the Mianus bridge collapse on Route I-95 in Greenwich many years ago when several people died. It's 2018. Technology must exist for smoother joints. Let's get this fixed now before the northbound side is done and before a tragedy occurs. 

John Rabe


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