CHAPTER 783

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 12

RELATING TO THE CLOSING OF THE ST. GEORGES BRIDGE OVER THE CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE CANAL.

WHEREAS, the U.S. Corps of Engineers has announced the closing of the St. Georges Bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal; and

WHEREAS, the Bridge traffic will be cut to two lanes during the summer of 1970; and

WHEREAS, the Bridge will be entirely closed, according to the Corps, for a period of six weeks in the Fall, for the purpose of pouring concrete for a new roadbed; and

WHEREAS, the Bridge carries an average of over 16,000 vehicles per day, with a summertime load of 23,000 per day; and

WHEREAS, the closing of this bridge will create a serious inconvenience to the commuters of the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, past experience has shown that work on the Bridge by the Corps has been monumentally slow; and

WHEREAS, the Members of the 125th General Assembly of the State of Delaware are desirous of maintaining traffic across this Bridge as soon as possible and without undue delay.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate of the 125th General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, respectfully requests His Excellency, the Governor, the Honorable Senator John J. Williams, the Honorable Senator J. Caleb Boggs, and Representative William V. Roth, Jr., to request the U.S. Corps of Engineers to complete their work on the St. Georges Bridge at the earliest possible time, using workmen on the job twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, so as not to inconvenience Delaware's commuters.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be transmitted to His Excellency, the Governor, the Honorable Senator John J. Williams, the Honorable Senator J. Caleb Boggs, and Representative William V. Roth, Jr. urging them to communicate their desire for speedy repair of the Bridge to the U.S. Corps of Engineers.

Approved March 23, 1970.