What all has to happen for this country to start taking infrastructure seriously?
Though the Bay Bridge from San Francisco to Oakland is closed indefinitely, at least it didn't straight up collapse (like some levees or other bridges you may have heard about recently).
The telling quote is this one: "The rod that fell Tuesday was erected last month during an emergency repair job. It was holding in place a saddle-like cap that had been installed over a cracked link discovered over the Labor Day weekend."
Glad to know this problem was caused by trying to quick-fix another problem.
Is this how we do things now? Risk a "5,000 lb piece steel falling out of the sky" during the evening commute becasue we don't have the stones to properly maintain and fix things when problems arise? Doesn't anyone remember the "stich in time" saying?
You know why the decision was made for a quick fix in the first place. A REAL fix would cost a lot of money, and cause significant inconvenience. Government spending money is bad. Inconveniencing commuters is also poltically unpopular.
How's that working out for you now, folks?