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  •  Lowest bidder-not necessarily the problem (0+ / 0-)

    If the bridge is designed correctly and built according to the design and all specifications. Now, possible neglect  of maintenance of things like this-BIG problem.

    Where are all the jobs, Boehner?

    by Dirtandiron on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 03:27:24 PM PST

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    •  One of the comments below quoted an article (1+ / 0-)
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      CA wildwoman

      saying the bridge is from 1873, and has failed before. I think a 140 year lifespan is pushing it for a bridge that carries freight trains. Look at the weight limits on the side of a train car. It's something like 90 tons, IIRC. I'll take a new bridge built by the lowest bidder over a bridge built when my great-grandparents were in diapers anytime!

      Where are all the jobs, Boehner?

      by Dirtandiron on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 03:34:49 PM PST

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