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New TriMet bridge gets Native American name [Commie name! No private cars or trucks allowed!!]
Northwest Cable News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Cornelius Swart

Posted on 04/17/2014 4:44:08 PM PDT by matt1234

Portland's newest bridge across the Willamette River is now officially called "Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People."

The new name was announced in a ceremony along the waterfront Wednesday at around 10:30 a.m.

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Tilikum Crossing: Referencing a Native American term for 'common people.'

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The bridge is part of a new $1.5 billion, 7-mile Portland-Milwaukie light rail line. The bridge will be the largest in the nation to carry transit, pedestrians, bikes but no private cars or trucks.

The bridge was estimated to cost $134 million and was expected to open in Sept. of 2015.

(Excerpt) Read more at nwcn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: or; oregon; tilikum; tilikumcrossing
Buses are allowed per the TV broadcast on Northwest Cable News. So, there is a surface for vehicle traffic.
1 posted on 04/17/2014 4:44:08 PM PDT by matt1234
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To: matt1234

I don’t hear a lot of cheering from those the politicians refer to as the “common people.” LOL!


2 posted on 04/17/2014 4:47:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: matt1234

Bridge of the People.....ahahahaha

I guess “The People’s Bridge” would have been too in yout face?


3 posted on 04/17/2014 4:51:50 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: matt1234
to carry transit, pedestrians, bikes but no private cars or trucks

And where did the $134 million come from? Gas Taxes? Whose paying cost and upkeep, private car and trucks...?

4 posted on 04/17/2014 4:56:10 PM PDT by Son House (The TEA Party is the (unpaid) Tax Payer Protection Agency.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Almost all American Indian names for themselves mean “The People” when translated into English.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 4:56:23 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: matt1234
Believe me, this name is better than some others proposed - mainly one Kirk Reeves, a popular street musician who took his own life last year. From the article:

He was overwhelmingly the most popular choice, with around 5 percent of public vote. A Facebook page in support of the choice also has nearly 1,500 likes.

Proponents of the name suggested a Kirk Reeves bridge would bring attention to, and perhaps eradicate, Portland’s suicide problem.

Chet Orloff, a local historian and chair of TriMet’s Bridge Naming Committee, said the selection determination was "not a popularity contest."

According to Orloff, most of the submissions received did not fit the guidelines set by the committee. Criteria included the name’s historical significance, special cultural meaning and sound/ring/flow.

6 posted on 04/17/2014 4:57:33 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

convenient for this bunch Id guess.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 4:57:52 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: matt1234

How special—a bridge of the ‘little people’, so every time you ride or walk across it you can be reminded you’re one of the ‘little people’, who of course, as Leona Helmesley pointed out are the ones who pay taxes. For bridges like this.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 5:01:55 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: matt1234

$134M HaHaHaHa right!


9 posted on 04/17/2014 5:03:04 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Portland (also called Portlandia for its crazy liberal free-wheeling sexual ways) has a large sodomite population. The Oregonian newspaper says the original spelling of the selection was “Tilicum” which would have been embraced by that group. After some consideration, the selection committee decided on a less sexual connotation and changed the spelling to “Tilikum.” It all depends on the pronunciation!


10 posted on 04/17/2014 5:04:35 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Hope it doesn’t reprise the one that blew down.


11 posted on 04/17/2014 5:10:38 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Son House

Folks in an outlying county (Clackamas) who have to pay for the light-rail transit that will use the bridge went to court to stop it and for good measure recalled the commissioners who voted to approve the project. Though the commissioners were booted, the courts refused to stop the project which will be completed next year.

In a similar move, the transit district wanted to extend the service across a new bridge over the Columbia River to Vancouver, Washington. The light-rail service was to be shared on the bridge with I-5 highway traffic. The residents on the WA side of the river also revolted and so far the sharing scheme has been stopped.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 5:24:30 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: CedarDave

Oh my, oh MY!!


13 posted on 04/17/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: matt1234; MeshugeMikey
You might enjoy this article from a European writer about Portland, it's completely leftist viewpoint on everything and the counterpoint about crime out of control on the light-rail system. There are few FR comments, but the follow the link to the original article to read it all.

Postcard From Zinnlandia

14 posted on 04/17/2014 6:27:48 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: Son House

thinking the same thing.. So, when there’s no money to repair the roads vehicles use, will the gasoline tax be increased?


15 posted on 04/17/2014 6:30:20 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: matt1234; MeshugeMikey
One more thing, go to the link below to see the bridge time-lapse construction from webcams on both sides of the river. I'm a junkie for this type of progress documentation and check it every couple of days.

http://trimet.org/pm/construction/bridgecams.htm#

16 posted on 04/17/2014 6:32:01 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: CedarDave

Thank you.


17 posted on 04/17/2014 6:33:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: matt1234

Portland the port-a-potty


18 posted on 04/17/2014 6:40:29 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: matt1234

(Sigh). It’s such a basically northwest thing to do: spend 124 million dollars on a bridge that doesn’t serve people.

Oh, sure... Maybe a couple dozen people will walk over the bridge every day. It has light rail, so that’s about double the number of walkers. Yippee.

They’ve replaced one bus, or a dozen canoes with a 124 million dollar bridge.


19 posted on 04/17/2014 7:02:57 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: matt1234

Tilikum?

as in “’til ‘e come”?

/s


20 posted on 04/18/2014 1:58:41 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: matt1234

A people’s bridge in a people’s republic.

Makes perfect sense.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 2:11:36 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: matt1234

Portland Ore...Moscow on the Columbia.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 6:22:43 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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