I am writing in response to a recent letter about the Bridge Columbia Project ("Don't replace Roue 29 bridge, just make minor improvements," April 5). I have a question for Ms. Weems, and for the community at large.
When do we get to dream big for our community? When do we take a chance on something that will not only transform how we get around, but will bring beauty as well? The inspiring architecture of this beautifully designed bridge will make it an iconic structure over Route 29 which says a lot about us as a community.
Secondly, this is a big dream of both form and function. It seeks to improve quality of life by encouraging better public transit and by enhancing the pedestrian/biking experience from east to west.
Sometimes it is difficult to imagine that good can come of taking such big risks. Isn't Columbia here because someone was willing to dream the Big Dreams? We need to invest in this study now, so that we will be ready when state or federal funding is available.
Our responsibility is to move forward in a way that will keep the Dream alive.