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(WISN Milwaukee)   Yet another bridge in the upper midwest reacts predictably to the onslaught of winter road salt   (wisn.com) divider line 97
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2013-09-25 04:05:31 PM
I assume it's a...cheese dip!

/veal.  try it.
 
2013-09-25 04:24:58 PM
We can fix this bridge with tax cuts for the wealthy.
 
2013-09-25 04:47:19 PM

I_Am_Weasel: I assume it's a...cheese dip!

/veal.  try it.


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-09-25 04:48:55 PM
Fix old! no new!
 
2013-09-25 04:49:10 PM
We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.... Maybe later
 
2013-09-25 04:52:06 PM
If only there was some way to avoid deicing roads...Like someone should invent learning to drive in bad weather or staying the fark home if you can't learn......but it's a pipe dream.
 
2013-09-25 04:52:09 PM
At least it was noticed and closed instead of it collapsing during rush hour.

/silver linings
//and slashies
 
2013-09-25 04:52:45 PM
Infrastructure construction projects are just payoffs to Obamas union thugs. Or so I'm told. One thing I do know- since they are government jobs, they aren't real jobs.
 
2013-09-25 04:53:37 PM

BlackMtnMan: If only there was some way to avoid deicing roads...Like someone should invent learning to drive in bad weather or staying the fark home if you can't learn......but it's a pipe dream.


Maybe Obama could learn to use his weather machine for good. Ya, I know, a pipe dream.
 
2013-09-25 04:55:29 PM
They should have done a discount double check
 
2013-09-25 04:55:36 PM
"The bridge, built in 1980,"

Okay... that's some scary. Even before I read that far in the article, I had to go pull it up on street view and went "jeesh, this isn't some ancient bridge, is it".  I don't know if I drive on any bridges  newer than 1980 on a day to day basis.

And 1980 is even before we started importing all our structural steel from places more corrupt than Ohio.
 
2013-09-25 04:55:38 PM

Dinki: Infrastructure construction projects are just payoffs to Obamas union thugs. Or so I'm told. One thing I do know- since they are government jobs, they aren't real jobs.


Yeah, creating a new works program to rebuild roads, bridges, dams, overpasses and other public infrastructure is a super horrible idea and I hope it never happens.
 
2013-09-25 04:56:01 PM
Infrastructure? It lasts forever! Right?

I think we as a country should continue spending tons of money on more important shiat like wars in the Middle East and sports facilities for billionaire team owners. It shows we know where our true priorities should be.
 
2013-09-25 04:56:16 PM

BlackMtnMan: If only there was some way to avoid deicing roads...Like someone should invent learning to drive in bad weather or staying the fark home if you can't learn......but it's a pipe dream.


Ooo. Or Tire chains. Then we don't have to destroy our bridges and cars with salt.
 
2013-09-25 04:56:16 PM
Some minor cosmetic repairs and it will be open by the end of the weekend.

Had to check that it wasn't Cincinnati's bridge ours was built the same year as the Minnesota bridge that collapsed in 2007.  Don't worry they have plywood to catch the pavement overhead from falling onto your car.
 
2013-09-25 04:56:38 PM
Was it made by Fisher Price?

img29.imageshack.us
 
2013-09-25 04:56:51 PM

BlackMtnMan: If only there was some way to avoid deicing roads...Like someone should invent learning to drive in bad weather or staying the fark home if you can't learn......but it's a pipe dream.


That's nice that you have the choice to just stay home and still manage to make enough money to live. The vast majority of 'Murica needs to get the fark to work or be fired by the slave drivers.
 
2013-09-25 04:57:01 PM

GloomCookie613: At least it was noticed and closed instead of it collapsing during rush hour.

/silver linings
//and slashies


Friend of mine drove over the bridge in MLPS about 10 minutes before it collapsed.  She left work about 10 minutes early that day, so she would have been on it, or damn close.   Either way she was shook up for a few days.
 
2013-09-25 04:58:00 PM

Lawnchair: "The bridge, built in 1980,"

And 1980 is even before we started importing all our structural steel from places more corrupt than Ohio.


I would hear more about this Ohio corruption.
 
2013-09-25 04:59:35 PM

GORDON: I would hear more about this Ohio corruption.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ohio+corruption
 
2013-09-25 04:59:50 PM

DeathCipris: BlackMtnMan: If only there was some way to avoid deicing roads...Like someone should invent learning to drive in bad weather or staying the fark home if you can't learn......but it's a pipe dream.

That's nice that you have the choice to just stay home and still manage to make enough money to live. The vast majority of 'Murica needs to get the fark to work or be fired by the slave drivers.


I would like to point out that I agree with your point. Learn to farking drive, people and salting the roads just ends up making me have to wash my car constantly so that it doesn't completely eat through my car.
 
2013-09-25 05:01:24 PM
The Leo Frigo Bridge

How do we know he's a witch?  Build a bridge out of him!

static.comicvine.com
 
2013-09-25 05:01:48 PM

Hack Patooey: GloomCookie613: At least it was noticed and closed instead of it collapsing during rush hour.

/silver linings
//and slashies

Friend of mine drove over the bridge in MLPS about 10 minutes before it collapsed.  She left work about 10 minutes early that day, so she would have been on it, or damn close.   Either way she was shook up for a few days.


Glad your friend is ok.
 
2013-09-25 05:03:44 PM

GORDON: Lawnchair: "The bridge, built in 1980,"

And 1980 is even before we started importing all our structural steel from places more corrupt than Ohio.

I would hear more about this Ohio corruption.


Not sure if serious...

There was a HUGE corruption sting in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) the last few years.  The Plain Dealer devoted a whole section of their website to it.  It's still there, because it's still playing out.
 
2013-09-25 05:04:23 PM
She's only 33 and already sagging?
 
2013-09-25 05:05:49 PM
Well, sagging in the middle is an inevitable effect of time that we all have to deal with.
 
2013-09-25 05:05:55 PM
My headline was funnier.
 
2013-09-25 05:06:35 PM

Lawnchair: "The bridge, built in 1980,"

Okay... that's some scary. Even before I read that far in the article, I had to go pull it up on street view and went "jeesh, this isn't some ancient bridge, is it".  I don't know if I drive on any bridges  newer than 1980 on a day to day basis.

And 1980 is even before we started importing all our structural steel from places more corrupt than Ohio.


Enjoy your next drive over the Brent Spence!
 
2013-09-25 05:07:09 PM

suburbanguy: GORDON: Lawnchair: "The bridge, built in 1980,"

And 1980 is even before we started importing all our structural steel from places more corrupt than Ohio.

I would hear more about this Ohio corruption.

Not sure if serious...

There was a HUGE corruption sting in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) the last few years.  The Plain Dealer devoted a whole section of their website to it.  It's still there, because it's still playing out.


Eh, I have no exposure to Cuyahoga local county politics.
 
2013-09-25 05:09:22 PM

TheGogmagog: Some minor cosmetic repairs and it will be open by the end of the weekend.

Had to check that it wasn't Cincinnati's bridge ours was built the same year as the Minnesota bridge that collapsed in 2007.  Don't worry they have plywood to catch the pavement overhead from falling onto your car.


We wrap ours in mesh.
 
2013-09-25 05:10:31 PM
I'm just gonna leave this here:

2013 report card for America's Infrastructure

Overall GPA: D+
Aviation: D
Bridges: C+
Dams: D
Drinking Water: D
Energy: D+
Hazardous Waste: D
Inland waterways: D-
Levees: D-
Ports: C
Public Parks and Recreation: C-
Rail: C+
Roads: D
Schools: D
Solid Waste: B-
Transit: D
Waste Water: D

Estimated Investment needed by 2020: $3.6 TRILLION
Don't worry that's only $400 billion a year.  Also, I find it funny that our best score is in solid waste.  As bad as we are with everything, apparently we know our shiat.
 
2013-09-25 05:11:12 PM

blatz514: My headline was funnier.


No it wasn't.
 
2013-09-25 05:12:17 PM

Carn: I'm just gonna leave this here:

2013 report card for America's Infrastructure

Overall GPA: D+
Aviation: D
Bridges: C+
Dams: D
Drinking Water: D
Energy: D+
Hazardous Waste: D
Inland waterways: D-
Levees: D-
Ports: C
Public Parks and Recreation: C-
Rail: C+
Roads: D
Schools: D
Solid Waste: B-
Transit: D
Waste Water: D

Estimated Investment needed by 2020: $3.6 TRILLION
Don't worry that's only $400 billion a year.  Also, I find it funny that our best score is in solid waste.  As bad as we are with everything, apparently we know our shiat.


Oh god damnit nevermind.  We know our trash but we don't know our shiat.
 
2013-09-25 05:12:53 PM
Not to be a killjoy, but... http://www.jsonline.com/news/traffic/i-43-bridge-in-green-bay-closed- a fter-dip-reported-b99106394z1-225168872.html the steel itself didn't fail, the pier holding up that section decided to settle two feet.  Willing to bet they're going to find a groundwater problem they didn't know they had or something like that.
 
2013-09-25 05:13:24 PM

Carn: I'm just gonna leave this here:

2013 report card for America's Infrastructure

Overall GPA: D+
Aviation: D
Bridges: C+
Dams: D
Drinking Water: D
Energy: D+
Hazardous Waste: D
Inland waterways: D-
Levees: D-
Ports: C
Public Parks and Recreation: C-
Rail: C+
Roads: D
Schools: D
Solid Waste: B-
Transit: D
Waste Water: D

Estimated Investment needed by 2020: $3.6 TRILLION
Don't worry that's only $400 billion a year.  Also, I find it funny that our best score is in solid waste.  As bad as we are with everything, apparently we know our shiat.


That's the straight poop!
 
2013-09-25 05:16:45 PM

Amos Quito: She's only 33 and already sagging?


I think I just pissed my pants laughing
 
2013-09-25 05:17:01 PM

Lawnchair: "The bridge, built in 1980,"

Okay... that's some scary. Even before I read that far in the article, I had to go pull it up on street view and went "jeesh, this isn't some ancient bridge, is it".  I don't know if I drive on any bridges  newer than 1980 on a day to day basis.

And 1980 is even before we started importing all our structural steel from places more corrupt than Ohio.


I would have found that part frightening, if it wasn't immediately followed by the fact that it was inspected a year ago and found to be "strong".
 
2013-09-25 05:19:54 PM

Carn: I'm just gonna leave this here:

2013 report card for America's Infrastructure

Overall GPA: D+
Aviation: D
Bridges: C+
Dams: D
Drinking Water: D
Energy: D+
Hazardous Waste: D
Inland waterways: D-
Levees: D-
Ports: C
Public Parks and Recreation: C-
Rail: C+
Roads: D
Schools: D
Solid Waste: B-
Transit: D
Waste Water: D

Estimated Investment needed by 2020: $3.6 TRILLION
Don't worry that's only $400 billion a year.  Also, I find it funny that our best score is in solid waste.  As bad as we are with everything, apparently we know our shiat.


And I'll just leave this here:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/016/65 9d krod.asp
 
2013-09-25 05:20:28 PM

blatz514: Carn: I'm just gonna leave this here:

2013 report card for America's Infrastructure

Overall GPA: D+
Aviation: D
Bridges: C+
Dams: D
Drinking Water: D
Energy: D+
Hazardous Waste: D
Inland waterways: D-
Levees: D-
Ports: C
Public Parks and Recreation: C-
Rail: C+
Roads: D
Schools: D
Solid Waste: B-
Transit: D
Waste Water: D

Estimated Investment needed by 2020: $3.6 TRILLION
Don't worry that's only $400 billion a year.  Also, I find it funny that our best score is in solid waste.  As bad as we are with everything, apparently we know our shiat.

That's the straight poop!


Jesus I fail at math too.  It's $600 billion a year starting with next year's budget and well, that aint happening.  I wonder when they'll announce that we all need to start drinking our own pee.
 
2013-09-25 05:20:35 PM
>Rail: C+

apparently the civies are grading on a curve as well.  our rail infrastructure is shiate.
 
2013-09-25 05:20:53 PM

taliesinwi: Not to be a killjoy, but... http://www.jsonline.com/news/traffic/i-43-bridge-in-green-bay-closed- a fter-dip-reported-b99106394z1-225168872.html the steel itself didn't fail, the pier holding up that section decided to settle two feet.  Willing to bet they're going to find a groundwater problem they didn't know they had or something like that.


images.mob.org
 
2013-09-25 05:22:36 PM

Frantic Freddie: And I'll just leave this here:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/016/65 9d krod.asp


The whole thing is just farkin depressing.
 
2013-09-25 05:27:10 PM
farm6.staticflickr.com
Looks OK
 
2013-09-25 05:31:34 PM

lockers: Fix old! no new!


Now with even less fix!
 
2013-09-25 05:33:08 PM
This just in: Americans pay too little in taxes.
 
2013-09-25 05:34:10 PM
Honest question:
Does the relocation of this amount of salt have a strong negative impact on the environment? There has to be a significant build up in the soil over years of winters.

/beyond destroying vehicles, bridges, roadways, etc.
 
2013-09-25 05:34:49 PM
Didn't we just spend a $1 trillion to fix stuff like this?
 
2013-09-25 05:39:20 PM

Dinki: Infrastructure construction projects are just payoffs to Obamas union thugs. Or so I'm told. One thing I do know- since they are government jobs, they aren't real jobs.


Unless they're infrastructure projects in Iraq being contracted to Halliburton and then they're being built to win the hearts and minds and make freedom ring!
 
2013-09-25 05:40:35 PM

BigGrnEggGriller: Didn't we just spend a $1 trillion to fix stuff like this?


Only $2.6 trillion to go!
 
2013-09-25 05:42:06 PM

BigGrnEggGriller: Didn't we just spend a $1 trillion to fix stuff like this?


This just in- Fixing one piece of infrastructure does not magically fix other pieces of infrastructure. And all infrastructure decays over time.
 
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