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  • Carrie L. Lukas: Guess what else is structurally deficient

    08/17/2007 9:35:27 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 19 replies · 678+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Aug. 17, 2007 | Carrie L. Lukas
    People wonder how government could ignore problems like those that led to the Minneapolis bridge collapse, but the truth is that officials have long been turning a blind eye to many looming disasters besides the nation’s roughly 75,000 structurally deficient highway spans. Consider our Social Security system. Each year, the nonpartisan Social Security Trustees details the program’s sorry financial prospects. The latest report concluded that the program — which consumes more than one-fifth of the total budget — will begin paying out more in benefits than it takes in as taxes in just 10 years. At that time, Social Security...
  • California has many of busiest 'structurally deficient' bridges

    08/02/2007 8:23:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 672+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/2/07 | Andrew Glazer - ap
    LOS ANGELES California motorists make millions of daily crossings of bridges and overpasses classified as "structurally deficient" like the span that collapsed in Minneapolis, but state transportation officials say none are in danger of falling down. Of the 50 most heavily trafficked bridges and overpasses deemed structurally deficient in the United States, 38 are in populous Southern California, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from the Federal Highway Administration. Of those, 32 are in Los Angeles County, five in Orange County and one in Riverside County. Bridges with the designation in Essex and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey...