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(Yahoo)   So what do the Hindenburg and the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge span have in common?   ( divider line
    More: Fail, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco, Labor Day, Loma Prieta, hydrogen, Department of Transportation, San Francisco-Oakland  
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2013-03-30 01:41:10 AM  
3 votes:
The lowest bidder?
2013-03-30 11:22:40 AM  
1 vote:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: poe_zlaw: Oh. is this where everyone complains about "lowest bidder"?  ........

Always wonder about that little bit of cognitive dissonance here on Fark. I've previously noticed that some of the same people complaining about that were also the ones whining about Haliburton getting no-bid contracts.

Not that I've complained about either but do you really not see why both are problems?
2013-03-30 11:19:42 AM  
1 vote:
Like I commented in the Reddit thread on this, if the design of this bridge is such that slightly defective materials are going to cause it to fall apart, then the bridge has been designed poorly. This bridge (and all modern constructions) should be designed to use the crappiest materials available just to build in extra safety and longevity. Overbuild overbuild overbuild. The costs of doing so are wildly overshadowed by reduced maintenance and the need for replacement more frequently. This bridge is crap and I, for one, will not be crossing it.
2013-03-30 09:04:58 AM  
1 vote:

fat boy: Read a comment that they used cheap steel from China. Anyone know if true?

I remember hearing that as well, but the FTA says that this is from an Ohio based company. But they could have outsourced as well.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-30 08:15:41 AM  
1 vote:
If you see either in New Jersey, something has gone horribly wrong.
2013-03-30 01:48:32 AM  
1 vote:
Neither of them have ever been in my kitchen
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