Thursday, August 2, 2007

Gov. Tim Pawlenty said the bridge was inspected by the Minnesota Department of Transportation in 2005 and 2006 and that no structural problems were noted. "There were some minor things that needed attention," he said.

How can this be? How can everyone so instantly claim that there were no "structural problems" -- bridges don't just collapse. And isn't this the second bridge in the US to collapse this week? Why are these critical infrastructure components failing -- aren't they being properly inspected and maintained? I feel paralyzed with grief and frustration.

2 comments:

Natalie said...

Chilling and frustrating. I think of all the bridges and infrastructures that are in need of repair, and it basically freaks me out. Too much is being neglected in this country.
Strange how much more connected I feel to the tragedy, just because I've crossed that very bridge.
Prayers for waiting families.

KristenMary said...

It is amazing that he can even tell us that. It doesn't help at all to know that it just shouldn't have collapsed. We know that! I'm trying to patiently wait for the whole story. But we do have to hear a lot of political speeches in the meantime and I think it aggrivates the situation.