Friday, August 03, 2007

Thousands of Missouri spans ‘deficient’

It may technically be true that Thousands of Missouri bridges are structurally deficient, but the vast, vast majority of bridges in Missouri are rural bridges crossing small creeks and rivers. Driving up to Kirksville from Kansas City, I probably went over a hundred or so bridges, but most of them were so small that there was only room for 6 cars bumper to bumper on both lanes.

I'm not saying that there are serious problems with the infrastructure in Misssouri (and most of the U.S), just that I'd like to see some reporting on the issue that didn't conflate the I-70 bridge over the Missouri river with a one-lane bridge over some unnamed creek on MO-11.

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