|This is what our "preparedness" looks like|
|We're nowhere close to being ready in any real way|
In only the most hypothetical of ways, they are being considered for a seismic retrofit in 30 or 40 years.
Neither bridge is currently reinforced to withstand a large earthquake.
Effectively, they are being ignored.
But a bare-bones retrofit would cost about 10% of a new bridge, an enhanced retrofit maybe 20%.
|A bare-bones seismic retrofit doesn't fit on the chart|
Seattle has way more congestion than Salem will ever have. And the State of Washington is formally moving away from traffic projections that slope up always:
|via Washington State Ferries|
Transportation Revenue Forecast, October 2014
(Sightline link broken)
Council meets on Monday at 5:30.
Update, November 16th
ODOT's released a few more relevant reports:
|ODOT's new seismic assessment|
|None of Salem's bridges are expected to stand|