“Pretty much confirmed now that an over-wide or overheight tractor-trailer load struck one of the supports.”
No, clearly George Bush’s fault (either one). Or maybe Reagan’s.
That bridge was considered “functionally obsolete” in 2000, and again in 2010.
The Democrats running this state have no shame. We’re just lucky no one died.
“The bridge, built in 1955, was considered structurally deficient in 1992, and functionally obsolete in 2000 and 2010, according to the National Bridge Inventory.”
The bridge, built in 1955, was considered structurally deficient in 1992, and functionally obsolete in 2000 and 2010, according to the National Bridge Inventory.
Nice shovel-ready, infrastructure repair, douche bag.
How does one sit on top of a vehicle "submerged" in 18 feet of water?
Whoa that’s bad.
Where are all the lawyers? Who can I sue? What about my injuries? Who will pay for my car repairs? Perhaps if more dollars weren’t diverted to welfare, infrastructure wouldn’t collapse.
Do bridges collapse often in the US?.
I’m assuming that they will blame:
before morning coffee is cold
Washington state - home of my favorite bridge collapse of all time:
Sign found on local wall: Mothman Was Here.
This is what happens when you skim 30% off highway funds before spending the rest on bike trails, rain gardens, and public transportation.
Three trillion-with-a-t in stimulus and absolutely nothing to show for it but debt and rusting bridges.
Washington sure seems to have its problems with bridges.
A) does this collapse give fodder for another big stimulus spending bill,
B) does this collapse raise the question: What happened to all the supposed infrastructure spending from the previous big stimulus spending bills?
Most of Washington and their compliant Media select A, while ignoring most of America’s yelling B.
I blame this on electric car owners not paying their fare share of road taxes. We should outlaw electric cars!
Didn’t Obama just spend a Trillion dollars on “ROADS AND BRIDGES” “ROADS AND BRIDGES”, ROADS AND BRIDGES.....
Heard a guy on KVI radio this morning and he said the Army Corp of Engineers could have something in place by next Wednesday. Probably a little optimistic but you get the point. If there was a will, there would be a way.
John Carlson made the point and I agree 100% with him that this SHOULD shine the light on how much of our gas tax money goes into the mass transit rat hole instead of road building and maintenance. This “crisis” should not be wasted and our legislators need to hear from us about putting the transportation dollars where they belong, for the roads. My own opinion is to let the bus/light rail riders pay for their precious buses and trains. You ride, you pay.
If you like our bridges, you’ll love our ancient ferry system.
The state has been controlled by democrats for 30+ years and there’s money for artsy-fartsy things but not the necessities.