Oregon Hill blog teases gondola project for April Fools’

Posted on: 7:12 pm, April 1, 2013, by

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) – A news blog focusing on the Richmond Neighborhood got in on the April Fools’ day fun Monday.

OregonHill.net posted an article this morning titled “Breaking News: James River Skyway Announced” saying an Italian-Japanese conglomerate called “Fuki-Trani Ltd.” announced plans to add a gondola system connecting the Oregon Hill neighborhood to Belle Isle.

The announcement came complete with fake quotes from Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones and Councilman Parker Agelasto, and saying the City of Richmond had pledged $2 million towards the project.

The prank appears to have been well-received. Commenter’s on the page even showed support for such a plan.

CLICK HERE to read the April Fools’ announcement on OregonHill.net