Thursday, August 16, 2007

Quick thought on the bridge collapse

Yesterday, I saw on CNN that plans had 'already been produced' to replace the bridge that collapsed in Minnesota. That just sounds fishy to me.

When I lived in Charleston, SC we built a new bridge. I remember the painstaking process that happened during the design of the bridge. Granted, some of that long process dealt with stylistic preferences, the number of lanes, the height of the bridge, and other things. But, it simply isn't possible to produce plans for a major engineering project in a week.

So, that tells me that somebody had actually designed a bridge ahead of time to replace the aging bridge that used to be there. Logic would further tell me that somebody else said that the new bridge would cost too much.

Okay, so we pretty much knew all that already. But, does anyone else find it completely disingenuous that these new plans are rolled out like the officials in Minnesota are suddenly on top of the issue and moving at the speed of light?

7 comments:

Joseph said...

Your logic is flawed - Minnesota had on the books plans to replace the very same bridge starting in 2011. You are "disingenuous" by eluding to the fact that they were some how hiding these plans from the public and were just waiting for the right moment to look like they are "moving at the speed of light". These plans are not the final issue for construction and will go through the same painstaking process. I am a registered democrat and somewhat liberal in my style - but this is eactly the type of stuff that the radio pundit latch onto and call us democrats "nutjobs" - you seem to have one agenda - promoting yourself - either for money, power, or self indulgence. Regards - Joe

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