From: Washington, DC
ORIGINAL: Curtis Lemay
And what about the difference between what the bridge carries: Road, Improved Road, or Rail? What if it has both Improved Road and Rail? What if we have Super Roads (i.e. Autobahns)? What if the rail can be single or double tracked? What if we have Mountain Roads?
What if you were to consider a suggestion every now and then instead of rejecting every one out of hand with some bizarre counter-argument? Weird concept, eh?
I consider whether it is road, improved road, rail, or super-road irrelevant--make bridges, or at least rebuilt bridges, cost MP more to cross. The fact is that the engineers rebuilding a bridge would make it as "crossable" as possible, which even best case will probably not be as good as the original...make all rebuilt bridges secondary roads, who cares?
A more important issue would be not what type of road is on top of the bridge, but its weight capacity. Unlike TOAW, other operational games have heavy and light bridges, which actually serve a useful function.
It seems kind of obvious to me that building a bridge over a 400 meter wide river--with whatever type of road surface--will generally be much more difficult than a bridge over a 30 meter wide river.