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Old Posted Oct 31, 2016, 7:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Alex Mackinnon View Post
2 with big shoulders would be fine. A single lane of roadway would be able to accommodate the current daily traffic on the ferry in about 2 hours, so there would be a heck of a lot of spare capacity.

4 lanes might not be much more expensive though, and if a Van Isle connection happens the capacity could be useful.
Nah... I don't think it would be useful even IF the Island gets a link. Practically speaking it would primarily benefit the upper Vancouver Island Area.

If you did a Powell River - Texada Island - Courtenay connection, the shortest span would be under 6km. Assuming you could direct all ship traffic under the 6km span closest to the mainland, you may be able to get away with a floating bridge from Texada to the Island. I really don't know how feasible it is to build a 12km floating bridge, though.

Anyhow, this would be used by traffic going to the North part of the Island, but few in Victoria. In short, a 2-lane bridge would suffice for the life of the bridge.
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