Washington state may spend $90,000 on a bridge made of retired Navy aircraft carriers.
The bridge, which would cross the Sinclair Inlet is under “active consideration,” according to Popular Mechanics, even though there are currently no carriers immediately available. The funding would go toward understanding the feasibility of such a project. Those who support the bridge believe it could become a future tourist destination for the area and could also reduce traffic.
The bridge would likely need two to three aircraft carriers. The plausibility and load capacity has been questioned by some critics, though floating bridges is not a new architectural concept.
The idea comes from Washington State Representative Jesse Young. “I know that people from around the world would come to drive across the deck of an aircraft carrier bridge, number one,” Young told KUOW. “Number two, it’s the right thing to do from my standpoint because this is giving a testimony and a legacy memorial to our greatest generation.”