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Flood-control study proposes new Pope-Chaucer Bridge

Original post made on May 1, 2019

The Pope-Chaucer Bridge, which spans San Francisquito Creek and connects Palo Alto and Menlo Park, could be entirely rebuilt should a "preferred alternative" identified by the creek's governing body, the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (JPA), come to fruition.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 3:58 PM

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Posted by Resident8
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 1, 2019 at 8:18 am

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Sounds like a solid and much needed plan. 400 houses had over the floor flooding during the 1998 flood, which required remodeling, especially the houses in De Soto. Its because the bridges were poorly designed and dramatically restrict the flow of water under them.

Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 1, 2019 at 8:39 am

In keeping with the neighborhood, let's make an Art Deco bridge and not just an ugly naked slab.

Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on May 1, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Let's have another design contest!

Posted by Curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on May 1, 2019 at 3:46 pm

Bad design. Those support pillars in the creek bed will snag floating branches which will form a dam. Presto--another potential flood maker.

Why spend million$ to repeat the original mistake? The technology to build a clear span has existed for centuries. Why not use it here?

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