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Byline: John Hill
The Montano Bridge drama has been described from many angles.
It has been called a metaphor for how Albuquerque is growing -- whether the community values roads over trees.
It has been portrayed as an attempt by a big bully city to beat up on a rustic village or, alternately, an effort by the small village to frustrate the will of the majority. For some 30 years, the village of Los Ranchos played a key role in successfully blocking construction of the bridge.
Lately, the bridge has been described as a symbolic link over the Rio Grande between the city's east side and the fast-growing West Side -- a bridge to heal the 30 …