(CBS Seattle) — Washington state representative Jesse Young (R) has proposed building a toll bridge out of retired aircraft carriers.

The bridge would link Bremerton and Port Orchard, across the Sinclair Inlet (an arm of the Puget Sound) — a distance of 3,700 feet.

A feasibility study for the proposal would cost $90,000.

“I know that people from around the world would come to drive across the deck of an aircraft carrier bridge, number one,” Young told KUOW. “Number two, it’s the right thing to do from my standpoint because this is giving a testimony and a legacy memorial to our greatest generation.”

There are currently two retired aircraft carriers moored near Bremerton. However, a Navy spokesperson said both are unavailable.

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