Combine river, wind, eco-friendliness and smooth sailing across the Columbia River and what do you have? A new Interstate 5 bridge with wind turbines generating electricity.
You read that right: The latest bridge design features vertically spinning turbines that would generate an unknown amount of juice while proclaiming loudly that the Portland-Vancouver area is the sustainability center of the world.
Personally, since I don’t live in Seattle, I’ve refrained from commenting much on the whole tunnel versus surface thing. You folks who live there should get the major say.
But since you can’t put wind turbines in your tunnel, you lose the coolness war. Sorry.
Now fork over some more money for down here too. Whaaaa? Money is tight to non-existent?
Oh. Could we have a rowboat or something?