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Problems With Bridge Uncovered in 1990

Society & Culture  (tags: bridge, collapse, Minnesota, tragedy, vehicles, death, humans, usa )

- 4245 days ago -
MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 2) -- Minnesota officials were warned as early as 1990 that the bridge that collapsed into the Mississippi River was "structurally deficient," yet they relied on patchwork repairs and stepped-up inspections that unraveled amid a thunde


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Saturday August 4, 2007, 4:08 pm
Too little too late. If a problem existed back in 1990, why on earth was the bridge being used? Now the Federal government is talking about the millions they are going to spend on re-building the bridge. What consolation is that to the families who lost their loved ones? Neither words nor actions can take away the pain from those families, it cannot take away the traumatic experience suffered by those who survived this tragedy. While the government spends billions of dollars on other projects, they are neglecting our home, the U.S.A. Too little too late!!!
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