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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 28
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2013-09-25 05:12:53 PM  
4 votes:
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 04:56:01 PM  
3 votes:
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 04:52:09 PM  
3 votes:
At least it was noticed and closed instead of it collapsing during rush hour.

/silver linings
//and slashies
2013-09-25 04:24:58 PM  
3 votes:
We can fix this bridge with tax cuts for the wealthy.
2013-09-25 06:59:01 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-09-25 06:36:49 PM  
2 votes:

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

Only $2.6 trillion to go!


The good thing is that this spending is that it puts people to work here in America. The workers doing the improvements, plus all the companies providing the raw materials and such.


Being able to get from here to there easily also helps companies not involved in the construction.

It is spending, but the good effects of it ripple through the economy in ways that something like farm subsidies, or defense contracts, do not.
2013-09-25 05:45:07 PM  
2 votes:

kpaxoid: This just in: Americans pay too little in taxes.



newamerica.net

No, the Oligarchs have just become much more adept at siphoning off the wealth of the nation.
2013-09-25 05:10:31 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:04:23 PM  
2 votes:
She's only 33 and already sagging?
2013-09-25 04:52:45 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:19:45 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Over land should make for a faster, cheaper fix because you don't have to put any equipment on a barge or worry about dealing with passing boats.
2013-09-25 08:18:05 PM  
1 votes:
Could one of you whiners explain to me how more infrastructure spending could have prevented this?
2013-09-25 07:58:18 PM  
1 votes:
Fear not citizens our fearless Governor Scott Walker and his job creating polices will take care of this problem
2013-09-25 07:45:56 PM  
1 votes:

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.


THIS. A thousand times, this.
It is time for the USA to stop being the boss of the whole world and be the boss of our own country.
2013-09-25 07:17:55 PM  
1 votes:
All the job creators do everything by themselves, they don't need any of this socialist infrastructure.
2013-09-25 06:15:08 PM  
1 votes:
from blanchae's link....

"A motorist first reported the sag in the bridge just before 5 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25th. The motorist indicated the sag was seen on the east side of the bridge across all lanes. By 5:30 p.m., authorities had shut down the bridge to all traffic. "

Wow... 12+ hours.
2013-09-25 05:20:53 PM  
1 votes:

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.


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2013-09-25 05:12:17 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:03:44 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:01:48 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:59:35 PM  
1 votes:

GORDON: I would hear more about this Ohio corruption.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ohio+corruption
2013-09-25 04:56:51 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:56:38 PM  
1 votes:
Was it made by Fisher Price?

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2013-09-25 04:56:16 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:55:36 PM  
1 votes:
"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 04:55:29 PM  
1 votes:
They should have done a discount double check
2013-09-25 04:48:55 PM  
1 votes:
Fix old! no new!
2013-09-25 04:05:31 PM  
1 votes:
I assume it's a...cheese dip!

/veal.  try it.
 
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