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Bridge collapse - Port Bruce

My wife and I made a trip to visit outlaws near Lake Erie. Apparently this happened a couple weeks ago. Truck driver was unhurt!

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That is actually quite handy, he would have lots of water close by to wash his shorts out with!


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I bet the driver's butthole hurts, releasing that much material in such a short time ain't good for ya!

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And Iíll bet this bridge was over 4 days old not to mention not killing 6 people.
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Happened 4 weeks ago. Truck is to be removed soon. Here is a story about it. Port Bruce: ?It snapped .*.*.*. The next thing I know, I?m in the water? | The London Free Press
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Another one by ACME bridge builders Inc.

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3d printed?
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Most bridges in North America are very well-engineered and well-built. The problem is most of them haven't been inspected or had significant maintenance in decades now, or replacements in the works. Many in the US were built in the 60s and reaching the end of their expected lifespan. The odds of a individual bridge failure are still spectacularly low, but given how many total bridges there are, it's a looming catastrophe. After that major collapse of the I-94 bridge in Minneapolis, I think about that every time I drive I-15 and cross bridge after bridge after bridge. To say nothing of the many small bridges like the one pictured here! There's been no government investment (that's what it is!) in infrastructure in years, and little political appetite for it.
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Weed buysmore votes than bridges
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Until you're all burnt out and living under one.


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