The Lincoln Tunnel has paid for itself a thousand fold, providing vital access between midtown Manhattan and the North-East, for motor transport that has steadily increased over decades.
Existing bumper to bumper traffic cannot get through during AM/PM rush hours, now causing costly idling delays, wasting of precious fuel and making the area one of the most air polluted, which can only get worse with future traffic, not to mention miles of total traffic stoppage such as occurred at the Lincoln Tunnel recently, as well as if age or other damage closes the tunnel.
Building a modern bridge over a major waterway in a densely populated area would be a daunting enterprise, even when spurred by urgent public health and economic necessity but such obstacles do not exist with the proposed new Lincoln Bridge.
Existing ramps, access roads etc. from the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 495, Route 3, Route 80 to the Lincoln Tunnel are in all place, as are extensive roads and underpasses on the Manhattan side, and the "middle" Lincoln Bridge would be uniquely cost effective.
I believe there is urgent need for a feasibility study for a new Lincoln Bridge, across the Hudson River, from existing Lincoln Tunnel ramps, etc. in Weehawken to those existing in midtown Manhattan.
Very truly yours,