Minnesota DOT Knew Doomed Bridge Was Dangerous

I can scarcely imagine a more dramatic scandal than the one that is emerging as a result of the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis on August 1st.

Apparently, officials at MnDOT knew the bridge was dangerous, they knew it was headed for a possibly catastrophic collapse, and yet, in the end, they did nothing. The department had started detailed planning on how to fix the bridge, and yet they ultimately put those plans on hold, citing budget and traffic concerns. The cost Minnesota paid in the end was much, much higher than the $2 million it would have cost to fix the bridge; thirteen human lives.

Unbelievable.

Michael

via – Daily Kos

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