The new northbound span of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge here in the Bay Area opens today/tonight and it is being named the George Miller III Bridge, after the Congressman who represents California's 7th District where the bridge is located. The old bridge, and soon to be southbound span, is named after his father, George Miller Jr.
Now am I odd for thinking this is kind of dumb and a bad omen for either the bridge or the man? I have no problem with Mr. Miller, and I respect the man a lot as a Congressman, but naming a bridge after him while he is still living and still in office just doesn't sit well with me. I believe Dianne Feinstein also has a school named after her in San Francisco. Is this some kind of trend?