Were you as stunned as I was to learn that it will take almost three years for Elizabeth City to replace the small bridge at Rivershore Road and Fairfax Avenue?

In case you are not familiar with this infrastructure project, it is two lanes wide, less than 20 feet across and hugs the water of a small creek draining the lagoon at The Pond House, the residence of fellow columnist Martha Johnson. During high wind tides it will flood.