I got stuck in all that traffic Wednesday afternoon/evening traveling South on the Spaulding Turnpike. I knew it was coming, but it couldn't be avoided. They tell us better days are ahead once all the work is done and I'm sure that's true, but I have a question: Why didn't they build the new bridge after all the new road construction was done?  As long as there was no bridge, we were all resigned to the fact that they could pave over all of Newington, build all the overpasses they want, and shift lanes until the cows came home, we'd still have to wait for the bridge. Well, the bridge looks finished to me. Looks nice and spacious. And it mocks every driver who's crawling along, looking longingly at it, eagerly anticipating the moment we can drive 55 over it. Makes the traffic jams more aggravating to me. Cart before the horse?