Sunday, September 30, 2012

Flap over Hallandale bridge color


Heading east




By Jane Feehan

A number of residents, and reportedly, Mayor Joy Cooper, are not thrilled with the color the city painted the bridge and its ramps connecting Hallandale’s barrier island with the mainland. 

The city recently paid $33,000 to clean and paint the state-owned bridge "Shoreline Coral."  No one seems to know who picked the color, one of the hues also seen around city hall. Someone there likes bright colors; the iconic water tower (see photo) serves as precedent.  The bridge's paint job and a possible redo may be discussed at an upcoming city commission meeting.
Traveling west

I like it, but don't live there. Perhaps some movie makers on location will use footage of the bridge in SOFLA scenes ... Or, each city can adopt a color for their Intracoastal bridge ... or ...



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5 comments:

paul said...

how great it is to bring some color to the otherwise dull, drab and boring landscape of most highway driving experiences

i hope they keep this color and enjoy it

Mark said...

Looks like South Florida to me. I like it.

Jane Feehan said...

I really like it! Besides, with budgets so tight, I could think of something better to spend another $33K on...

Anonymous said...

It it an abomination...drive across this bridge and see what an eye-sore it has created. Government hubris at it's worst. Salmon Pink...Puke! Was "cement" or white not available at Benjamin Moore the day they pursued this debacle.

Jane Feehan said...

I have driven over it numerous times and like it. Cement or white - more of an eyesore. Many in South Florida like it. Thanks for your comment.