UPDATE: This is an April Fool’s Day joke from 2010. There are no plans to create a bridge to Hawaii.
In an effort to boost the economy, government officials have commissioned a study the details required to build a road from California to Hawaii. The governors of both Hawaii and California are cautiously optimistic with the possibilities. California’s Governator Schwarzenegger said, “Hear me now and listen to me later, this bridge to Hawaii is not as far fetched as some might think. We welcome this bridge to the Aloha State and will work to make it a reality.”
With the thoughts of bolstering Hawaii’s tourism, Hawaii’s Governor Lingle stated that, “This bridge may seem like a dream to most, but we in Hawaii look forward to a two way street to both welcome visitors and provide more affordable ways for our residents to travel to the mainland.”
Early estimates for the road to Hawaii indicate that the conduit could be in place as quickly as 2015. The commissioned study has many logistics to work through and funding is likely to become an issue, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that this wish becomes a reality. And if you believe this, I have a ski resort on Kauai for sale.