Overpass comes tumbling down

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Workers made short work of the infamous overpass at Topsail Road and Kenmount Road Thursday as construction continues on a new multi-lane overpass and road in the area.

 

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  • California Pete
    June 24, 2011 - 12:25

    Like Rodney said "can't we just not all get along"

  • Ned Anderson
    June 24, 2011 - 10:05

    As you can see ,..........some ignorance will not disappear even with the removal of a symbol of the divide !!! People ,.people,.people ,..........................just let it all go will you ?????? Just relax and be the best person you can be,........where ever you "happen" to live ,.......or work .

  • David
    June 24, 2011 - 09:48

    Oh, the deep symbolism of "the overpass" coming down...that's a good one! The REAL symbolsim is that another, bigger, stronger one is to be built in its place....keeping the 'baymen' more firmly in theirs than ever before.

  • canadafirstaid
    June 24, 2011 - 06:42

    Let's not loose sight of the fact - IT DIDN'T FALL DOWN!! Whoever designed and built that landmark - built it to last. Against rough weather conditions and the constant flow of traffic - it stood there and passed the test of time. Unlike bridges in places like Mtl., Qc., Canada - it lasted a very long time. But, like everything - it came with an expiry date and was not meant to be "forever and always". As for the townie vs. bayman BS, give it a rest b'ys and move on. For, that BS is not meant to be 'forever and always'!! CFA

  • TOWNIE Nick
    June 24, 2011 - 05:56

    The symbol is outdated anyway. These days the Pentecostal church on MacDonald Drive rivals the Basilica and Anglican Cathedral for attendance and every time I go to the Mall I get served by a girl who drops her "H's" in an accent from west of Gander with some of them asking me with my old townie accent "where do I come from?" In other words, there are more "baymen" than "townies" in St. John's these days so pretending that the crowd on either side of the overpass are somehow different is outdated. Also, for you pseudo-baymen living in Mt Pearl and Paradise, stop kidding yourselves. You are now townies, regardless of who you pay your property tax to.

  • Baygirl
    June 23, 2011 - 21:41

    As far as i know, being a "bay" person...the overpass that separates us is the one by irving on the highway...the one that u pass under as u head to the "bay" lol

  • Political Penguin
    June 23, 2011 - 17:28

    Does this mean Townies and Baymen have equal standing in the Province??? OMG the rivalry is over! It all started with the fall of the Berlin Wall, didn't it.

  • Joe Goe
    June 23, 2011 - 16:05

    Oh no better build a wall around Windsor lake or there won't be a trout left. We tried to build our own province remember 1949 but we were out voted by Smallwoods disciples remember him. History shows who the true patriots are.

  • Bob
    June 23, 2011 - 12:51

    Turry from Town...Your attitude is akin to Ottawa's attitude to all Newfoundland and in case you missed it that's where you hang your ignorance. Mandarins there and especially the Prime Minister would gladly fund the wall similar to the one you propose.

  • Political Watcher
    June 23, 2011 - 11:03

    Sad to s it go. I will ask this though: what will this acheive with regards to the rural/urban divide?

    • Bucyk
      June 23, 2011 - 12:36

      Can't believe it is FINALLY coming down. I've lived in Paradise for 25 years and this is one of the busiest roads in NL. It was a real bottleneck on Kenmount and Topsail Roads . Glad to see it go, so traffic can flow easier.

  • Turry from town
    June 23, 2011 - 10:25

    The overpass should be made into a shrine to let people who pass under on their way to St.John's know,that the people who live here and pay taxes are making it possible for you to be employed and sell your goods and services in town.Maybe a concrete wall should be constructed?

    • Telling it like it is
      June 23, 2011 - 12:31

      Oh I see what you're going on with here.....you're implying that only the people of St. John's should have the right to work in St. John's and those who don't need to pay homage and kiss your A$$ on a regular basis. I worked in Fort McMurray and made a good living off it...but I did live there?? No. Did I contribute to the local economy, barely, I chose to live somewhere else. If you don't like citizens from other municipalities invading St. John's on a daily basis you have two choices: Build your wall Seperate from Newfoundland and become your own independent province.

    • bells
      June 23, 2011 - 14:56

      Ignorant TOWNIE...they should put up a wall and put all the TOWNIES on one side to get the IGNORANCE away from the actual hard working people who live here.

  • Telling it like it is
    June 23, 2011 - 10:10

    This reminds me of when the Berlin Wall came down.....the social divide is no more, East meets West!!! Well....until the new overpass and the social divide and cultural divide is reinstated.

  • Jerry
    June 23, 2011 - 09:41

    How will the government know where to spend all of its money now that the overpass isn't there. It used to be spent inside the overpass, what will they do until the new one is built? They must be confused. :o)

  • Steve
    June 23, 2011 - 09:38

    Oh noes! Now the rest of the baymen will flood in.

  • Steve
    June 23, 2011 - 09:29

    I guess for all of us who live outside of the St.John's metro area we are going to have to officially rename the Columbus Drive overpass as - The Overpass!

  • Scanlan
    June 23, 2011 - 09:03

    So, am I still a Bayman?