Mark Parchman: County commissioners
July 11, 2014
To the editor:
Recent events have made it prudent perhaps to consider replacing or adding to the signage that we currently have for the people that live here and those that travel through also.
At the Swinging Bridge, we should add more languages to the current sign there. Like the Rosetta Stone, which has three languages, we should include other languages. A better understanding of the wording to those wanting to cross such as "ton" for example would be beneficial. Perhaps even five languages (including Braille?) should be displayed. If so elected to update, then the commissioners could consider which languages are appropriate for our area.
I think that adding to the "3-ton limit," "30 cattle," or "200 sheep" descriptions, there also should be, "Colorado is a no fault insurance state, come on across!"
A workshop immediately should be conducted with our friendly political neighbors in Utah for that side, too. New signs that say, "Maintain at least a half a tank of gas just in case the Swinging Bridge has blockage so you can return safely, thanks for your patience for the confounded inconvenience."
Still, perhaps, the most needed sign will be in regards to safety for those floating the river below the bridge. A permanent sign that says, "Danger, please no fishing through this area. Look up for falling farm equipment with a manufacturer's stipulated base weight of 7.25 tons. If hearing a giant splash, know that it wasn't the biggest fish you've ever heard."
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