2009-09-10 D Street Bridge Closing

Now let me get this right. Petaluma was built next to a river, and has had a drawbridge on a secondary traffic artery for longer than most folks can remember. Petaluma also has a turning basin with a dock so that visiting boaters can tie up, see the local sites and leave some money behind. As a consequence, boats occasionally traverse the river requiring the drawbridge to be raised. Oh, and let’s not forget that we just spent a wad of dough to fix the drawbridge so that it could be raised as needed. Still, some folks are upset that every so often their typical fifteen minute cross-town trip could stretch to…maybe…twenty minutes.