A dream come true … for someone else

But believe me, we’re all celebrating for him. Especially those of us who are familiar with the joys of commuting three hours to go 15 miles in metro D.C.:

Long-Suffering Commuter Gets to Blow Up Bridge

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Aug. 29) – A long-suffering commuter fulfilled the dreams of generations of Washingtonians on Tuesday morning when he blew up a detested Potomac River bridge.

Maryland electrician Dan Ruefly won a contest to detonate a section of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, which carries the Capital Beltway across the Potomac between Maryland and Virginia just south of the District of Columbia. Regional authorities have been building a replacement since 2000.

“It’s past due. It was past due a couple of years after it was built,” said Ruefly, who crosses the bridge before 6 a.m. on weekdays to beat traffic on his two-hour commute.

… The bridge was designed to handle 75,000 vehicles a day when it opened as a four-lane span in 1961, and the six traffic lanes of the current bridge now carry 200,000 vehicles per day.

Dan, we salute you. Unlike with the bridge, we will use all five fingers!

Comments closed.