Wednesday, January 27, 2010

LNG State House hearing

More news on LNG from last week's hearing at RI State House. RI Bill (sponsored by Bristol Democrat Rep. Doug Gablinske) would stop LNG tankers from traveling under Mount Hope Bridge -  changing clearance from 5' to 25'. The tankers ride 130' above the waterline. The Mount Hope Bridge has clearance of 135' at apex. Article below by Bruce Burdett from the East Bay Newspapers. (Scroll down a few entries for additional info on this hearing.)
Photo simulation by Save Bristol Harbor showing LNG tanker on left with bridge clearance of five feet.

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