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Many U.S. Bridges Are Unsafe, But Few Agree on Fixes


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- 2239 days ago - npr.org
The collapse of the I-5 bridge in Washington on May 23 has once again raised questions about the state of the nation's infrastructure. But there is no consensus on how to tackle the problem or how to pay for proposed solutions.



   

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Mary T (356)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 8:06 am
Thanks for the information, hate bridges
 

Debbie G (306)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 9:02 am
Our entire infrastructure is in sad shape. How many more tragedies is it going to take for the FEDs to step up and allocate money to fix the problems?
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 9:07 am
Thank you! The very idea that there isn't a consensus on the solution is absurd. The answer is more taxes from those who do not pay enough--corporations and the top ten percent.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 4:56 pm
Kinda represents how "broke" my country (USA) is.

Ty Cal.
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 5:05 pm
This is the bush legacy. Instead of taking care of ourselves we went in debt to China to lose lives and ruin lives in Iraq.
 

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 5:55 pm
I live about 25 miles north of this bridge. I work with people who commute and use this bridge 5 days a week. I thank God they weren't hurt. All the old bridges in America need to be check and if necessary replaced or at the very least repaired.
 

samantha l (0)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 6:03 pm
Noted!
 

Robert K (31)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 4:50 am
It's not true that there is no consensus. Almost every Democrat agrees we need to fix our infrastructure, almost every Republican agrees it's more important to give 6 billion dollars in tax relief to oil companies than to fix the crumbling infrastructure. It's just that there is no consensus across the aisle.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 5:13 am
Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 7:28 am
How many morons are on Care2? See "Turnpikes and Toll Roads in Nineteenth-Century America" at http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/Klein.Majewski.Turnpikes.
 

Robert K (31)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 11:35 am
John S, Yes, there are conservative posters here, what's your point? I doubt whether anyone knows the actual count of conservatives here.

And if you think making all our infrastructure collect tolls to pay for themselves we would be back in the 19th century very soon. Just another reason to call the LaRouchies idiots.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 4:09 pm
So, let's say we take that $6 billion in tax relief to oil companies that Robert K. mentioned above, and use it to fund infrastructure repair. Congress could make this a short, quick and clean bill....oh, sorry, I must be dreaming....
 

cynthia l (207)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 8:28 pm
thks i hope it is addressed soon
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday June 3, 2013, 1:44 pm
Thank you! So what else is new? With so many lawmakers commited to the just say no campaign, nothing will be accomplished until every last one of them is voted out of office.
 
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