It’s hard to remember back to the pre 9/11 days, and how much more relaxed the border was. This proposal that was floated in the post war years is a good reminder of how much closer we used to be. This proposal would have made for a logistical and security nightmare in today’s world. Crazy to image that this was once considered as an option rather than Metro Airport. Taking up half the bridge would have changed things too. As a closed access road, it likely would never have been allowed to fall into private ownership and there likely would have been a new bridge built years ago….
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