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We can't have any new bridges or roads in this state, because the money just isn't available. Good thing, though, that we are able to scratch enough together to build multi-million dollar sports stadiums. Every time I plop down my surtax in Hennepin County to build a new park for the suck-ass Twins I'll think of that.
ST LOUIS: US governors are scrambling to inspect thousands of bridges a day after evidence emerged of decades of neglect around the country.
The Federal Highway Administration yesterday issued an advisory, backed by Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, urging state transportation departments across the country to inspect bridges similar to the steel-deck truss structure that gave way in Minneapolis.
Highway officials said the US had 756 such spans.
Originally posted by Thurisaz
decades of neglect?
thousands of bridges?
What an admission!!
Originally posted by roach2
hmmm............. this is a very bad for the gas prices around that area.also the local econmy,but this was no accent the way the briges broke.Simple physics tells one this,energy was spreaded thought the bridge to matian trafiic weight every few feet.but when the energy chain is broken at one weak point ALL the energy defuse at that one point. So when I saw 4 or 5 broken spots on the bridge,maid me wonder if there was an external foce within the engery chain to cause a massive spike at those broken points. just like when a earthquake occurs excepth there was no earthquake at the time the brige broke. probaly, explosives praced, at those broken points. there will be other events in the future to control the american people though so called homeland security........
Ps sorry but cant spell worth a #
[edit on 3-8-2007 by roach2]
Originally posted by saintnuke
Ohh yeah...the Mall of America! Blowing that up would totally weaken our countries defenses allowing the terrorists to take us all over and impose their "muslim" rule on us! Run for the hills!
Originally posted by TopsyKret
The more I contemplate it and the more I watch and hear eye witness accounts like the lady that was jogging under the bridge and seconds after she passed under it the bridge collasped, she said she heard "an explosive sound, like dynamite" interesting?? i am sure it would be loud but just like and explosion with dynamite? and there was ALOT of dust but almost TOO much dust for just a normal bridge collapse, not to mention it all happened in 4secs....
Originally posted by TopsyKret
I am not in any fear over being attacked by terroists...in the US or Canada, the biggest threat to the world right now is the American Government and the secret societies that run it....Illuminati, or whatever you want to call the various groups that run the world and terrorize there people in order to get what they want......
Originally posted by neformore
You'll have to excuse my British sense of humour. Its been a long day. It comes across a whole lot drier than it was meant to.
No harm meant