FlashHarry: clearly we need less regulation!
Thingster: Chinese supplier, cracked welds on prefab sections, snapped bolts during standard tightening?I'm going for 15 dead, 225 injured, collapse in 3-5 years.
somemoron: Thingster: Chinese supplier, cracked welds on prefab sections, snapped bolts during standard tightening?I'm going for 15 dead, 225 injured, collapse in 3-5 years.But it's a nice shiny new bridge! This is what matters.\Also, the time frame is right, I think, but your other numbers are low by about 20%. I'd take that bet, but I'm too poor.
bunner: too *big*
K3rmy: Dammit. All of the good talking points are taken.I will speak for the average american then.F*CK WILL SMITH!!
2BuckChuck: No, seriously - I'm pissed.They actually had the nerve to host a big "Mission Accomplished" grand opening.They should have hung a big sign across the bridge that says "We're sorry" and let everyone cross for free for 5 years, bill the contractors and state.
volodya: What a great country. Millions sloshing around so sooner or later we all may get a piece of the action. or not.
Sin_City_Superhero: because Jesus said so
bmr68: Cheapest bid and Chinese construction. See them both in "Bay Bridge Disaster 2"
legion_of_doo: Years late, over budget, made of shoddy materials, corroding early due to water issues (during a serious drought no less)... so let's give away $50 million!Let us totally build high speed rail next! What could possibly go wrong?
Enigmamf: The cost skyrocketed because the "signature span" is a unique design never build anywhere else.
MFAWG: FlashHarry: clearly we need less regulation!The problem is this was a Gubment project. Checkmate!
Coastalgrl: Need a rating system for contractors based on performance but I'm sure that can be corrupted with bribes anyways.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: Remember kids, your equipment is built by the lowest bidder.Yeah yeah it's roads and bridges, but the saying applies.
Angela Lansbury's Merkin: If we'd just given them the bonus money up front, they could have afforded to not use shoddy bolts and construction practices.
bunner: Enigmamf: The cost skyrocketed because the "signature span" is a unique design never build anywhere else.And hoo boy, is THAT ever just a sparkling example of graft meeting engineering!
Sin_City_Superhero: Never mid the shoddy workmanship...these are JOB CREATORS...they need their bonus money because Jesus said so.
Carousel Beast: Sin_City_Superhero: Never mid the shoddy workmanship...these are JOB CREATORS...they need their bonus money because Jesus said so.Damn those Republicans that control San Francisco.
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