Risky Bridges: 10 of America’s Most Troubled Structures

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ChuckMelton
ChuckMelton

You might want to do some fact checking when citing an old source.

The replacement of the 695 bridge over MD26 (Liberty Rd) was completed last year. 

The 695 bridge over Millford Mill is being replaced this summer.

Dadoffour
Dadoffour

@ChuckMelton 

Baltimore County/Harford County line US40 both directions at the Gunpowder...that is a bridge diaster waiting to happen. 


Jeannej
Jeannej

Isn't it wonderful that we are pouring billions into other countries while our own infrastructure is crumbling and there is no money to repair what can be death and suffering to our own?  Where are we going??

RudyHaugeneder
RudyHaugeneder


A big earthquake, or Mt Rainier (volcano) popping its top in a big blast, will cripple Washington and Oregon infrastructure like nothing else -- short of nuclear war. 

And no amount of planning and cash set aside to improve engineering, will strengthen infrastructure enough to withstand nature. Japan's acclaimed emergency preparedness, proven so weak when disaster actually occurs,  proves that.

Nature decides who wins, who loses and who cares.


blagos
blagos

Finally somebody realizes that Nature is our true enemey.  Everything else (including human induced climate change) is just a historical footnote.

Piacevole
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@RudyHaugeneder All sorts of things can go wrong.  It's a good idea to try to forestall the ones which we can predict, rather than to throw up our hands in impotence.  We cannot predict just when a volcano might erupt, and we cannot forestall that.  But we can inspectr bridges and other infrastructure to determine whether they are serviceable, and act accordingly.

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@HelmyElsaid

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MustGoFishin
MustGoFishin

Some of these are not Bridges! (fall over 25 feet)

They are Overpasses! (fall less than 16 feet)

notLostInSpace
notLostInSpace

@MustGoFishin Yeah, I was shocked that significant bridges were not on the list.  In Maryland there is the 50 or so year old Bay Bridge, in Boston the million year old Tobin Bridge, in NYCity there are tons of ancient bridges, also in Chicago just about every bridge looks like a catastrophe waiting to happen.  Most of the bridges into Canada from Detroit eastward to Lake Ontario look like a good wind would take them out.   All of these would be extremely expensive and time consuming to replace and the effect on local commerce and commuting would be a nightmare.  This is where we should be spending money, not the MIC and wars on drugs and terrorists.