January 16, 2008

C'MON...:


Minneapolis bridge part designed too thin
: The error in the fallen I-35W span was present from the start, federal officials say. The inquiry isn't over. (P.J. Huffstutter, 1/15/08, Los Angeles Times)

Federal investigators announced Tuesday that a "serious design error" was a key factor behind last summer's deadly collapse of a Minnesota bridge, but also said that the mistake would not likely have been discovered during routine state inspections.

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V. Rosenker said the Interstate 35W bridge had been built with gusset plates -- the steel parts that connect the girders, which support the bridge -- that were too thin to hold up the bridge with increased traffic and additional weight of infrastructure improvements.


...are we really supposed to believe that W can control the weather but he didn't collapse the bridge?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 16, 2008 8:47 AM
Comments

The Goracle controls the weather; everyone knows that.

Posted by: Genecis at January 16, 2008 9:50 AM

C'mon now - who will be the first to say that the gusset plates (the part in question) were 50% under-designed on purpose (back in 1966)? Rosie? Ron Paul? Dennis Kucinich? Amy Klobuchar? Patty Murray? Dick Durbin? Alec Baldwin? Al Sharpton?

And will any lefty (or righty) lunatic ever ask if the government shaved the plates by half once Bush took office? Never mind the fact that the State of Minnesota was responsible for the bridge. My guess is ....... YES.

Posted by: jim hamlen at January 16, 2008 11:57 PM

Of course george W. Bush caused the bridge collapse! His evil cannot be contained by the space-time continuum!

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 17, 2008 9:00 AM
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