Thursday, August 02, 2007

Bridges Fall Down

Being out of the high tech media room in Eschaton World Headquarters, I heard about the collapsing bridge story rather late.

It's horrible story, but hopefully some good will come out of it which might prevent future catastrophes. Whatever the causes of this event, there are crumbling bridges everywhere. Deferring maintenance has been a favorite save a few bucks tactic of state and local government for a long time, often at tremendous subsequent cost (though not, usually, tragedy).

Then we can start on the water and sewage systems..