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Watch Out for Big Infrastructure Push Following Bridge Collapse

27 May

from Root Force

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Following the collapse of an I-5 highway bridge in Washington state (in which fortunately no one was killed), watch out for infrastructure apologists from liberals to energy companies to push for a massive increase in infrastructure spending.

Bloomberg’s coverage raises the issue in the fourth paragraph:

An interstate highway bridge in Washington state collapsed [Thursday], sending vehicles into the rushing waters of the Skagit River north of Seattle. Three people were rescued and none died, authorities said.

The bridge carried both north- and south-bound lanes of Interstate 5, which runs the length of the U.S. West Coast from Mexico to Canada. Investigators said a truck carrying an oversized load may have struck the span before it fell. [Note: it’s been confirmed that a megaload truck did indeed cause the collapse -Root Force]

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