In the wake of the bridge collapse on Minneapolis, I imagine DOT officials in all 50 states received phone calls from the press – and they should. It’s astounding that this happened in America. Take comfort though, it’s all Bush’s fault and he’ll be gone in a year and a half.
More than 1,100 roadway bridges in Georgia are in such bad shape that they need renovation or rebuilding, state and federal records show. Another 1,800 Georgia bridges are considered functionally obsolete: They aren’t designed to meet new standards.
Nearly 500 of the problem bridges are in metro Atlanta.
But while one in five Georgia bridges are considered by the government to be structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, the state Department of Transportation says no roads now open to traffic are unsafe for the vehicles that travel them. Georgia spends about $100 million a year on bridge maintenance