theorellior: BigGrnEggGriller: Didn't we just spend a $1 trillion to fix stuff like this?Only $2.6 trillion to go!
kpaxoid: This just in: Americans pay too little in taxes.
B.Stroganoff: "Four hundred feet have sagged on the east side of the bridge over land, not water, said Department of Transportation spokesman Kim Rudat."I feel much safer that it is over land instead of water. Had me worried for a minute.
RRicochet: Gee, if we weren't so busy building everyone else's infrastructure we could be taking care of our own. What a novel idea.
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.
Carn: I'm just gonna leave this here:2013 report card for America's InfrastructureOverall GPA: D+Aviation: DBridges: C+Dams: DDrinking Water: DEnergy: D+Hazardous Waste: DInland waterways: D-Levees: D-Ports: CPublic Parks and Recreation: C-Rail: C+Roads: DSchools: DSolid Waste: B-Transit: DWaste Water: DEstimated Investment needed by 2020: $3.6 TRILLIONDon'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.
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.
Hack Patooey: GloomCookie613: At least it was noticed and closed instead of it collapsing during rush hour./silver linings//and slashiesFriend 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.
GORDON: I would hear more about this Ohio corruption.
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.
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