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Nearly a year after collapse, repairs to begin on southern Illinois bridge
st louis today ^ | 7-31-2014 | AP

Posted on 07/31/2014 5:19:01 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

Edited on 07/31/2014 5:21:45 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Repairs to a southern Illinois bridge that collapsed nearly a year ago soon may begin.

Jefferson County Highway Engineer Brandon Simmons says the project will be let out for bid on Friday, with construction anticipated to begin within about 45 days from when the bid is awarded.


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This is Illinois.
1 posted on 07/31/2014 5:19:01 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

I guess I could title this one “What A Difference Deep Pockets Make.”

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140725/PC16/140729568

How cool would it have been if the guy who jumped the bridge had a “Dukes Of Hazard” horn in his truck at that time. I hear he’s OK now.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 5:51:56 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Looks like a small simple overpass. Downstate NY they would put up a temporary structure. I’ve seen it done. Then I went upstate to my hunting land and there was a simple overpass that was condemned for weight handling and it became one lane so with no flag men you had to approach carefully and if no one was coming from the other direction you hurry over. Finally after a year of that they reopened it with no repairs. All of a sudden it was determined to be safe. What brand of politics was rotting the government I do not know. But the stink was horrendous.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 5:58:04 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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