Tuesday, November 29, 2005

BUSTED on the Morrison Bridge!

Ha ha to the stupid *#&@^s who haul ass and switch lanes on the Morrison Bridge. Portland Police are in full swing of a major STING today, with at least 10 motorcycle cops, and several cars, pulling over and citing speeders and illegal lane changers. I've written about the Morrison Bridge before, and if you know it, you know how dangerous the steel grating is when it's wet. I can see them from my office window, and if you don't want a ticket, slow it down out there. And even when they're not set up in a sting, slow it down, will ya? I also heard there's a new camera on the bridge catching speeders heading eastbound, and sending lovenotes in the mail to pay up for violations.

Don't get me wrong. I love me some bridges. But they can be dangerous, and I really don't want to die, okay?


Gretchen said...

I usually take the Morrison bridge from the eastside to downtown but avoid it when going from downtown back over to the eastside - mainly because people seem to get a little crazed when heading east from downtown. Good to know they are writing tickets today - wish I could watch :)

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

I JUST saw this on the news. It's over a $200.00 fine!
I'm always afraid I'll just run right off that motherfucker, like that one lady did last year!
That would happen to me!
I'd be the one they were lifting out of the Willamette soaking wet, while my SUV was floating away!

pack of 2 said...

That bridge is scary. You an slip on the grates even if you aren't changing lanes...I don't know why a person would want to change lanes..death wish???

There was also that woman & her dog who were hit & killed a couple of years ago when a guy changes lanes. I used to see the flowers people left in memory...it made me sad.