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  •  Why not repair? (4+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, Pat K California, Gooserock, LinSea

    Why can't the damaged part of the bridge be repaired better than new, and the undamaged parts be inspected and improved?

    And, no, that is not a disaster.  It is a failure.  There may be some federal assistance for some highway money and things like not requiring competitive bidding where the time is critical.

    •  The Problem is Fill Around the Support for Pilings (5+ / 0-)
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      LinSea, PeterHug, jayden, pvasileff, sturunner

      being inappropriate material, containing industrial waste, seems to me from the description. Presumably any number of other pilings were built the same way, at least in the middle where it crosses the river and flood plain on either side.

      The moment I saw "sag" in the first story I knew it was likely that the original construction was a feature of interest. Damn.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 11:11:04 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, indeed ... (2+ / 0-)
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      PeterHug, jayden

      From the reports I have read, the problem would seem to be restricted to a relatively small proportion of piling in an area of possibly bad fill on one shore. What will likely happen is that that section will be shored up with a new foundation system built around the old.

      Make no mistake ... this will not be a cheap fix. But I can't imagine a good fix is impossible, especially since the problem is on an approach, not out in mid-river.

      "Long term: first the rich get mean, then the poor get mean, and the rest is history." My brother Rob.

      by Pat K California on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 11:16:41 AM PDT

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