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by stlgph
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports not announcing service
Replies: 16
Views: 2450

Re: Airports not announcing service

ISP does not have its own dedicated team or even a dedicated person. Public relations and social media are handled through the Town of Isip's communications office.

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by stlgph
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say

I've flown LOT three times to Europe through Warsaw. Not sure where you stand on things - but I highly recommend you look into buying the premium meal service. Unless you're just one of those who absolutely does not care about what you get on the plane and can deal with peanuts, then don't worry abo...

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by stlgph
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2829

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Atlanta? People...really? Get out from behind the computer more often. Wow.

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by stlgph
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 820
Views: 63134

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

It would be a shame if Aer Lingus can't get here because of performance. A 321/757 type of plane would be great for St. Louis.

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by stlgph
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 820
Views: 63134

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Unless I was drinking, I am pretty sure I think I made a comment of "while I don't see British Airways here, I could see Aer Lingus."
I've slept since then.

Ho hum :)

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by stlgph
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK planning to fly to EWR and CUN
Replies: 23
Views: 4284

Re: TK planning to fly to EWR and CUN

I can definitely see the need for a 4th daily flight into the NYC area. I see the A330-300 as most likely. When would it come in though? The JFK flights are pretty evenly spaced throughout the day. TK's business model appears to be based on frequency and right-sizing equipment. I could see one of t...

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by stlgph
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Useless and Random Factoids
Replies: 65
Views: 1531

Re: Useless and Random Factoids

The first subway train I ever threw up on while drunk is the E train.

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by stlgph
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Yorkers Need advice! At LGA for 5hrs
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: New Yorkers Need advice! At LGA for 5hrs

Flushing. 10-20 minute drive depending on traffic and time of day.
Hope you like Asian food.

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by stlgph
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18286

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

This I find quite amusing. https://www.yelp.com/biz/marine-air-terminal-new-york https://www.yelp.com/biz/laguardia-airport-terminal-c-east-elmhurst https://www.yelp.com/biz/laguardia-airport-terminal-b-east-elmhurst The yelp review has MAT at 4.5 stars with almost universal praise compared to the ...

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by stlgph
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 63821

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Aren't there gate issues with CLT and SLC?

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by stlgph
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Advertisements in NYC - A Success or Failure?
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: UA Advertisements in NYC - A Success or Failure?

$13 for the train isn't an issue. It's pretty much $11-$13 by car from Jersey coming into NY if you bridge and tunnel it.

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by stlgph
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sydney Mardi Gras
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Sydney Mardi Gras

Just was wondering if there was anything I should be on the look out for and things to see and do in particular. Was going to extend the stay and do a trip here or there around the country but I figured after 5 days of getting entirely plastered, the last thing I'm going to want to do is go on a sig...

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by stlgph
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18286

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

Incorrect. I did not mistake anything.

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by stlgph
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11291

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

In addition to maintenance, I can tell you the planes sitting at LAX make for convenient site shoots for numerous film, tv, web, corporate video projects. Do the airlines make a lot more money carting folks overseas, you betcha, but if the opportunity presents itself, then so be it.

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by stlgph
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71063

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Absolutely hilarious if you think Delta wouldn't respond to Florida service on Sun Country. Seriously. I am so confused, why would DL respond on Florida routes from IND? DL has barely changed its CVG-Florida, despite F9 adding service to MCO/RSW/MIA/FLL/TPA/FLL and G4 adding service to SFB/PGD/PIE/...

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by stlgph
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18286

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

I have been there in terminal b and d when that happened and I can tell you I was miserable. And I can also tell you I would rather have 9 superior experience for 1 bad experience. I'm not talking about Terminal B. I'm talking about the Marine Air Terminal. Big, huge, difference. So no, then, right?

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71063

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Absolutely hilarious if you think Delta wouldn't respond to Florida service on Sun Country. Seriously.

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18286

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

It takes 5 minutes for a rainstorm to completely knock out Laguardia for the rest of the day.
Try being there when it happens then come back and tell me MAT is convenient for you.

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18286

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

Seeing as how jetBlue and Dunkin Donuts are in partnership with each other, I wouldn't be surprised to see a Dunkin somehow squeezed in post security at the MAT. Won't lie, I would definitely welcome this change. And blueflts- nice to see we are in agreement. Thanks for flushing out my argument with...

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18286

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

Going to the Marine Terminal doesn't exactly equal "more breathing room." The place gets tight now even just with Delta Shuttle flights just to Chicago and Washington. And a bad situation just gets worse when there are weather delays or cancellations. If you have larger planes coming in, a...

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SWA Seating
Replies: 21
Views: 2050

Re: SWA Seating

I love the seating process at SWA and I always get my seat which is 4 rows from the back by the window. Why that seat you ask? Well I noticed a lot of non-rev's in that seat over many flights so I wondered why. Then I sat in the seat and my shoulder went right into the widow well and wow what a dif...

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WW Catering
Replies: 17
Views: 1898

Re: WW Catering

If you're complaining about paying $3 for bottled water on your WOW flight, you're really going to have a great time in Iceland.

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SWA Seating
Replies: 21
Views: 2050

Re: SWA Seating

In addition to the reasons above, it all depends on how far out you booked your Early Bird, and don't forget, while you might not think of STL as a "hub" for Southwest, the airport is a frequent transiting point, so you're also competing with connecting passengers. And just plain take the ...

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Premium cabin layouts
Replies: 11
Views: 1516

Re: Premium cabin layouts

adamblang - agreed!

can't wait for the Buzzfeed quiz ... "Which premium economy is right for YOU?"

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71063

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Absolutely they would. Let's not kid ourselves.

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71063

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

Delta would absolutely uptick service in alignment with anything Sun Country announces.

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71063

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

I know I have brought this up before but it appears that while Southwest drops 2 flights a day to National, it picks up a 3rd daily to Chicago Midway. I still haven't seen if there is another flight added to the schedule somewhere in there, such as an uptick to Kansas City, or Atlanta, but haven't s...

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5645

Re: Most-missed US Major

TWA. number 1 to me.

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Advertisements in NYC - A Success or Failure?
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: UA Advertisements in NYC - A Success or Failure?

I live in Long Island City and I've made it to Newark quite often in less time than it takes to get to JFK.

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 5131

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

That would be an insanely stupid move because anyone not going to Iceland is going somewhere else. Maybe KEF gets a bit crowded, but it’s better than being empty. I never said anything about blocking people from making transits, although, unless KEF comes up with a drastic plan very soon, Iceland w...

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13489

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Sun Country books the MSP-centric crowd.
jetBlue books the Boston-centric crowd.
Delta grabs from both.

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sydney Mardi Gras
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Sydney Mardi Gras

Has anyone ever gone?

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 5131

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

I'm just wondering how far away we are from seeing Iceland put a cap on visitors. That would be an insanely stupid move because anyone not going to Iceland is going somewhere else. Maybe KEF gets a bit crowded, but it’s better than being empty. I never said anything about blocking people from makin...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 5131

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

I'm just wondering how far away we are from seeing Iceland put a cap on visitors.
That's part of why I think United and Air Canada, and a number of other carriers, may be launches services there. If you're going to get in, get in now.

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29792

Re: Chicago Aviation News [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

United787 wrote:
ORDfan wrote:
Some renderings and video posted below.


Thank you for sharing! I like airy bright design but the ceiling seems really low above the security area.


Cameras?

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 5131

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

Is that visitors outside the airport or inside? But yes, because of an unprecedented monopoly in Trans Atlantic, Icelandair has made inroads all over. What is the % of connections versus O&D for Icelandair's US flights? I was guessing 80% connect at least initially. This is basically why MSP-KE...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 5131

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

Delta's MSP flight is pure retaliation. There is no direct business case for it whatsoever. Nor is there one for CLT-KEF as far as I know. Might as well wait until Icelandair starts service to spend money on a competing service. My 2c. MSP has had FI service for at least 10-15 years if not more. Cl...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?
Replies: 19
Views: 2782

Re: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?

At this point, it's just a matter of time. We'll probably see increased service, perhaps a new carrier, and other options. But that's probably in a 5 year outlook, perhaps even more. Lincoln is slowly on the up and up ... it's kind of found a niche for itself outside of agriculture based industries,...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 5131

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

"No need for a MSP hub as a connection, either, as FI and WW have quite a few US cities covered."

Commentary of the day.

:roll:

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 5131

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

DL's motivation is not everyone is flying Icelandair to make a connection. There's plenty of growing O&D traffic between the U.S. for the past several years. JFK on Delta, allows for obvious connections and one stop service from ATL, Delta's flight from MSP scoops up a number of other cities con...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5939

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

One thing is for sure, gone are the days of the 20 minute turn. I was at the gate when my flight pulled in, a 738, and it took 40 minutes to get everyone off the thing. Not taking a larger plane because of runway issues is simple - don't fly the plane to those airports. Stick them to Vegas, Orlando...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Advertisements in NYC - A Success or Failure?
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: UA Advertisements in NYC - A Success or Failure?

The ads are smart - they pretty much touch on a universal factor to anyone who lives in NYC: time. Given all the delays with subways, LIRR, Metro North, Jersey Transit, and the roads in general, if you can sell anyone on the fact you've come up with an idea to save them time - you win. I always say ...

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by stlgph
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12656

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

Once completed all terminals and concourses will be unified. Was that announced with the project, for I was curious about the answer to this question, myself. On paper and in the drawings it looks as though there are four concourses, two divided off into their own brother/sister sections. In these ...

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by stlgph
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12656

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

Connections will not be pretty. True, but AA-AA connections aren't pretty at LGA now, anyway, so little change there. And in any event, luckily for AA, most of the traffic in and out of LGA is O&D, and the level of connections is far, far lower than Delta, so if AA and its passengers do have to...

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by stlgph
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12656

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

It appears UA has consolidated on concourse C of Terminal B (I don't see any departures from A today). UA moving wouldn't help anyone. Maybe WN could move to the low C Eagle gates if they were reconfigured and AA could take their gates and thus get out of C. But that would require reconfiguration a...

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by stlgph
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29792

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

:) The expansion for security is desperately needed. Now let's hope there are actual additional working lanes, rather than just having it be all for show. I've not seen a final blueprint but I do hope it means there can be an expansion of security options. Not sure why the airport took away McDonald...

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME (EQ) on the ropes?
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: TAME (EQ) on the ropes?

TAME hasn't been like this for the past several months, it's been like this for many years.

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 2535

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

If we're talking upgrading all the trackage that Amtrak uses then yes it would be a high cost for little benefit. However corridor routes (LA-San Diego, Seattle-Portland, MSP-Chicago, Dallas-Houston, etc.) would greatly benefit from upgrading track to 110 mph speeds (or at the very least have a hig...

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 2535

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

For high speed service, all the curves would have to go back and be re-banked, and anything which is not high speed equipment would tip over. Tilting trains gives you some wiggle room for that. And they won´t tip over in any case, at least here trains have to be able to stop on any stretch of track...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29792

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

The current bridge is 50 feet wide. The new one will be 400.

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