Utah County residents weigh in on bridge proposal

Utah County residents weigh in on bridge proposal

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) -- A proposal to build a bridge across Utah Lake is drawing varied opinions from Utah County residents who face lengthy commutes that could get shorter if the project goes forward.

The group Utah Crossing Inc. will seek government approval in the next year to build a $600 million privately funded bridge across the lake.

Utah Crossing Inc.'s Leon Harward says building a bridge has been a possibility for decades but that it has never moved beyond the discussion phase.

Saratoga Springs resident Gavin Whiting says it's not worth sacrificing the lake's beauty to save a few minutes in travel time.

But another resident, 39-year-old Jolean Domson, says the project would be a time-saver and be safer for residents. Domson currently spends 90 minutes commuting just 20 miles.

Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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