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Feel safe crossing this bridge? The Missouri Department of Transportation made an abrupt announcement yesterday as commuters were heading ...
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 198 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 11:46 AM PDT with 330 Recommends
Just a little reminder of what can happen. There are 61,064 structurally deficient bridges in the United States, according to an analysis of federal data, and just the highest-trafficked 25 out of ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 48 comments on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 10:43 AM PDT with 70 Recommends
The American middle class is dying and neither of the major political parties in our country has a realistic plan to save it. As stock markets rally to record highs and political leaders ...
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 07:33 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
America's bridges are a sad story. Many were built in the middle of the 20th century, when the United States invested in its infrastructure, and are reaching or have passed the lifespans that ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 92 comments on Thu Feb 05, 2015 at 06:56 AM PST with 44 Recommends
I just watched a disturbing report on 60 Minutes focusing on the state of America's bridges. It painted a damning picture of federal neglect of both bridges and our interstate highways, with many ...
by DarkScholar82
Comment Count 94 comments on Sun Nov 23, 2014 at 06:12 PM PST with 63 Recommends
Economist Dr. Richard Levins, with whom I wrote my first book, Getting America Back to Work, says that economics is called the dismal science. I keep up with the thinking of all kinds of ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Sep 24, 2014 at 07:19 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
by MikeRite
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 07:51 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 282 comments on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 08:45 AM PDT with 297 Recommends
President Barack Obama is making a push on bridge and highway repair Wednesday afternoon, visiting ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 52 comments on Wed May 14, 2014 at 09:51 AM PDT with 62 Recommends
It's better when our bridges don't collapse.
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 114 comments on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM PDT with 109 Recommends
A road race, an old friend's epic saga of running 150 kilometers to raise money for a hospital, and the writer's return to the place he started out: a lift bridge. For a version with photographs, ...
by samsoneyes
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 09:00 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
"With the economy weak and borrowing cheap, it is daft that America’s public infrastructure spending is at a 20-year low, even as the country’s roads, bridges and dams are rated D+ by the ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 01:34 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Sam Brownback has been a brave steward for actually implementing the plans of the Tea Party. It is one thing to talk the talk, but it is quite another to walk the walk. Sam Brownback is exactly ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 10:36 AM PST with 16 Recommends
“The fact that one town has three lanes dedicated to it, that kind of gets me sauced.’’ That was Governor Christie in early December . Yeah, the residents of a city get access to a major ...
by BranfordBoy
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 04:00 PM PST with 5 Recommends
When it comes to the nation's many structurally deficient and fracture critical bridges, the message that politicians and engineers alike have for us is this: Yes, the bridges need to be repaired ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 69 comments on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 08:10 AM PDT with 72 Recommends
Monday night I was on David Calef’s great radio show Inside Politics when he shocked me with a new poll. Gallup, often thought of as a Conservative and Republican polling firm, had just come in ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 08:04 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Oregon Coast from Cape Perpetua A recent trip to meet up with old friends from graduate school gave us an opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with them and ...
by RonK
Comment Count 50 comments on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 11:33 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
Just heard this interesting factoid on the Ed Show, which I thought I'd pass along. Ed had this video clip of a Civil Engineer on the site of the Skagit Bridge collapse in WA. The Engineer ...
by jamess
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun May 26, 2013 at 02:55 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Given the most recent bridge collapse and the general state of disrepair of the American infrastructure I have a simple idea that harkens back to the Liberty ships that were mass fabricated during ...
by VeloDramatic
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri May 24, 2013 at 09:17 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
It’s the Tea Party song: The nation’s bridges are falling down , falling down , falling down , While infrastructure spending ...
by RandomNonviolence
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri May 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM PDT with 8 Recommends