Never let facts get in the way of a good story line.This bridge
collapse occurred after a truck hauling a large load took out several of the
trusses which compromised the structural integrity. It did not just "fall
down all by itself" due to age, neglect, or design flaws.This is
like blaming a fire on spontaneous combustion when and arsonist set the fire.However, some will use it as an excuse to demand more highway money to
keep union construction crews employed.
The infrastructure card is played at a regular pace. It provides political
points for a person running for office, but somehow funding filters to other
countries, or government programs.
It wasn't just this most recent truck impact that damaged this bridge. It
is reported elsewhere that another more serious impact about six months ago was
only minimally repaired.I wonder if some firm isn't looking
into developing a specialty of designing and retrofitting Structural
Redundancies into the thousands of Structures Nation-wide that need it.