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New Bernal bridge opens, one more to go

Original post made by Jeb Bing, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on May 4, 2009

A new section of the Bernal Avenue bridge over the Arroyo Del Valle opened last month without fanfare or even without the City Council riding in the first cars to cross the $7-million-plus, two-lane span, and probably with good reason.

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Posted by Holly
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on May 4, 2009 at 7:36 pm

I cannot figure out why we need to spend the money on this bridge as it is not needed and a waste of taxpayers money.

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Posted by finally
a resident of Valley View Elementary School
on May 5, 2009 at 11:53 am

LOVE the new bridge, it was badly needed, it makes it so much easier to get home now without having to wait behind the line of Ruby Hill residents.

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Posted by Pleasanton Resident
a resident of Birdland
on May 5, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Put the brakes on (for) the new Bernal Bridge near Foothill road. We don't have the money and it isn't a high priority - I agree with the city council on this one.

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Posted by Dan Doerr
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 23, 2009 at 1:48 pm


Before you go blaming all the traffic on the "Ruby Hill residents" perhaps you should count the thousands of homes - from trailer parks to Eagles mini-mansions - that all get access from Vineyard. Then count the folks heading to Livermore or to Rt 84 to get down to 680. Then you can ask yourself why you singled out Ruby Hill residents for the blame. Shame on you.