Re: “Minister slams bridge firm after ice hits cars,” Dec. 21.
Here’s an idea.
Go to your local auto dealer, get a windshield-washer nozzle for about a buck, a bunch of rubber hose and send one of the bureaucrats over to the Port Mann Bridge with a very long ladder, have them attach the spritzer to each cable (at the top, because they may not know that water runs downhill), run the hose down to a very large bucket of environmentally friendly anti-freeze.
Then run another rubber hose from the bucket across six lanes of traffic. Be sure to plug this end of the hose.
Now every time one of the gazillion cars runs over the hose, the little spritzer will squirt some friendly anti-freeze on the cable. Problem solved.
Ah, but I forgot — you will need someone at head office to push the little button on the board when the temperature gets close to freezing (should not cost more than $265,000 per year).
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