Thursday, August 02, 2007

Your Tax Dollars Spent on Something Else

Inside Edition - Why Did the Bridge Collapse? It sounds like people knew this was a problem.
Though it passed its last inspection, in 2001 a University of Minnesota study found the signs of "fatigue cracking" in the bridge supports. And in 2005 a federal study determined that the bridge was "structurally deficient," which means the bridge was not adequate for the amount of traffic it holds but not necessarily dangerous.
OK anything called "structurally deficient" probably needs repair and/or replacement. Instead of taking care of bridges that matter, we are spending billions on Alaska's bridge to nowhere.

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